About Cheryl King

Photo: Cheryl King with renowned jazz saxophonist Art Themen

About Cheryl King

An inspiring teacher and gifted musician with a vision for music education

Cheryl King played alto sax and piano. She was a wonderful musician and a very gifted and popular music teacher, and tragically passed away just before Christmas 2014.

Cheryl was committed to providing opportunities for all children to learn about music regardless of background. 

This Trust was set up in her memory.  

Music by Cheryl

John Clarke has kindly collated some recordings of Cheryl playing sax and piano over the past few years. They include recordings of her playing with Alan Barnes at Fleet Jazz (Cheryl on piano, and also on sax playing with Alan), with Gabriel Garrick and Sam Walker at The Electric Theatre, Guildford (Cheryl on piano), with her quartet ‘Kind Of Blue’, and playing with local musicians, either on piano and alto saxophone.

You can listen to these recordings here:

Music Celebrating Cheryl

A Celebration of Cheryl

There’s also some video footage here from the Celebration evening in memory of Cheryl’s life, including a clip taken of Cheryl soloing at a jam session in Surrey.

Music Inspired by Cheryl

"You & I" (Jacob Collier/Stevie Wonder)

Bristol Lockdown Big BandJacob Collier’s inventive re-imagining of Stevie Wonder’s epic ballad, You & I, arranged for large jazz ensemble by Ruaridh Wilkinson, Ruaridh Wilkinson, a former student of Cheryl’s. Our grateful thanks to Ruaridh for dedicating donations to Cheryl’s Trust. 

Miss You Already EP

An EP of 3 original tunes from Martin Pyne has been released in support of the bursary. The tunes are performed by the trio Undercurrent which comprises Martin Pyne on vibraphone, Russell Jarrett on guitar, and Marianne Windham on the double bass, and was recorded at Beeboss Studios by David Beebee. The EP costs just £4 to download, with all the money raised will be donated to the trust.

Click here to listen to the EP