"Singing My Heart Will Go On during the end credits with full orchestra is not something I ever thought I'd do, but I LOVE it!" cries London-based musician, singer and composer Alice Zawadzki who is just back from touring the 'cine-concert' in Taiwan and Japan.
"[I was singing in Japan with the] Tokyo Philharmonic and it was such a treat. They are eye-wateringly good!"
"Last year I was asked to sing in a tour of the Planet Earth live in concert in Germany, the Richard Attenborough programme with a beautiful score by George Fenton. It was with the Prague Philharmonic, who are brilliant."
"I've enjoyed singing for various bits of film and television, including Disney's African Cats, Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, and loads of other things," she says. "I love the process of working on the vocal sound with the composer until it's exactly the right thing, and most evocative of the emotion or action that it's supporting on the screen.
"I find it enriches my palate of sounds and finds it's way into performances of my own gigs, and helps, I hope, to make communication of a feeling to the audience even more direct and explicit."
"My debut album, China Lane, is very much 'me' - I wrote and arranged the majority of the music in it, and as my first offering as band leader out into the world, I wanted to make statement about my music and identity I suppose. It's whacky and there are places that are rough around the edges but I'm proud of it and people have said that it sounds original or different.
"As most musicians would probably agree, we are all fairly multi-faceted in terms of the music we've played at different stages of our development, how our tastes change, how we come back to some things, how other things remain in your system or your subconscious forever and come out in the music you play, even if it's not immediately recognisable.
"I think the album with Dan is a different part of me as a musician in some ways. It's an album of standards, essentially. Which is very much part of who I am, and something I'll always do, but it's a different sort of creativity. Dan is a very special musician, and I'm really glad that we have this album that documents our having played together for almost a decade now. Playing music with him is like going home."
Invited to Birmingham by Jazziness, she'll be concentrating on her new trio for Alice Zawadzki's Songs to the Moon - a collection of songs and pieces inspired by the moon.
"I feel a real, tangible shiver down my back if I look at it for a while," she says of her lunar inspiration. "She's the governess of our emotions, and is the guardian of the poetry that is the night!"
Alice Zawadzki's Songs to the Moon can be seen at The Glee, Birmingham, on Friday 22 April 2016 as part of the Jazzlines programme. Support comes from Holly Thomas and Gareth Fowler.