Photos by Deborah Ripley


We are jazz duo Living Standards: Kay Grant – Voice, and Martin Vishnick – Guitar.

We both have many moons of experience embracing many musical styles in addition to jazz – including free improvisation, classical, traditional, rock and pop. We take an open-eared and open-ended road to play the great songbook for you in our own special way.

Book us for your venue, gallery, hotel, restaurant, festival or event. We can play the cocktail hour at your wedding, your private party, office party, birthday or any celebration you’re planning.


Here are a few of our recent recordings for you to listen to:

Kay Grant

Kay Grant is a singer, vocalist, instrumentalist and composer whose work is informed by a range of experience in jazz, classical, rock and pop. Having played violin, flute and bass guitar, she is at home using the voice as an instrument in her singing and free improvisation. She has performed and recorded with many musicians in the UK, US and throughout Europe. Venues include the Vortex, Café Oto, the Barbican and the Royal Opera House in London, Zénith Paris and Carnegie Hall in New York.

“An extraordinary vocal talent and one of London’s finest, free-thinking virtuosos.” – Time Out
“There is something ethereal and beautiful about listening to Grant as she cuts loose; as if leaping off a proverbial cliff, she allows her voice to be led where the heart desires… with spectacular wit and the choicest of musical wisdom.” – All About Jazz

Martin Vishnick is a guitarist, composer, teacher and researcher who specialises in contemporary repertoire and free improvisation. He has toured the globe, worked as an accompanist in a variety of genres and as a sound artist. Commissions include music for the theatre, concert hall and film. He has played Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room, and has published compositions for a range of instruments. He teaches both guitar and composition, including for The London College of Music and St. Albans School. He holds an MSc in composition at University of Hertfordshire, and a PhD from City University.


Martin Vishnick

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