Juno nominee and Humber College grad Alison Au visits the Jazz Room on March 29 with her strong, cohesive quartet made up of some of the best young players on the scene. While at Humber, Allison studied with Pat Labarbera, Hilario Duran, Kelly Jefferson among others. She is the recipient of the Duke Ellington Scholarship for outstanding achievement and the Ron Collier Memorial Scholarship to Outstanding Achievement in Arranging.
Allison’s latest Juno nominated release is “The Sky was Pale Blue, Then Grey” . It’s a set of seven forward thinking compositions ranging from contemporary ballads to Latin grooves to contemporary music/spoken word mash-ups. She brings to the Jazz Room, the complete band featured on the recording, and you can expect some elegant and engaging originals along with some carefully curated standards. This is an opportunity to hear one of Canada’s up-and-comers in the world of jazz.
Allison Au- Alto
Todd Pentney- Piano
Jon Maharaj- Bass
Fabio Ragnelli- Drums