Liz Swain is an internationally recognised solo and choral vocalist and choral director, rapidly becoming a mainstay of the UK’s burgeoning choral scene.
Originally a saxophonist with a history degree and ambitions in archaeology, Liz started singing in 2000 at a student jam session. From then on she was hooked, and went on to graduate with a MMus from the Guildhall’s renowned Jazz Department as a vocalist in 2003.
She discovered a love for choirs and group singing soon after and is an accomplished choral director, ensemble vocalist and arranger – pushing the boundaries of the British choral scene.
She is now known for her work across a range of genres including jazz, classical, pop, gospel, funk and hip hop, directing and performing at some of the world’s best-known concert halls and venues. Some of her gigs to date have included:
- The London and Montreux Jazz Festivals
- The London A Cappella Festival
- The Royal Festival Hall, The Proms (“One of the top 10 live performances of 2014” – The Guardian)
- BBC Radio 1
- The Big Chill Festival
- Hammersmith Apollo
- St Stephan’s Kirche Vienna
- The Jazz Cafe
- The 606 Jazz Club
- The Vortex
- Hackney Empire