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Alison Shearer is a saxophonist with tremendous style, lyricism, and intuition whose talents have brought her around the world. Alison has performed at The Blue Note NYC, Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Merkin Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center, Joe's Pub, Brooklyn Bowl, National Sawdust, Google Zeitgeist Conferences, Nectar’s in Burlington and Seattle, Rockwood Music Hall, and Summerstage among many other venues.

College at Manhattan School of Music introduced Alison to many of the musicians she works with today.  One of the notable groups to emerge from MSM during Alison's time was PitchBlak Brass Band, a ten piece hip-hop brass band that received critical acclaim from DownBeat Magazine, NPR, Live for Live Music, Brooklyn Vegan, The Wall Street Journal, and The Source Magazine. Alison was a founding member of PitchBlak and toured extensively across the US with the group from 2010 - 2016. During its tenure, PitchBlak collaborated with Pharoahe Monch, Rabbi Darkside, ILLspokinn, Isaac Teel, Denitia and Sene, JSWISS, Jonathan Hoard, and the Snarky Puppy horn section.

Alison's formed her own fusion quintet in 2015, united by a love of genre bending, melodic music. Alison has toured the East Coast with this ensemble, appearing at Asheville Music Hall, Dante's, The Wind Up Space, and hometown venues Joe's Pub, Come On Everybody, and Rockwood Music Hall. From 2017 - 2018, Alison ran a weekly series called Soul Sessions at The Williamsburg Hotel, which featured different guest vocalists and rappers every week alongside her quintet.

Alison lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and cat Bambi.

 

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Shows

april 12

The Alison Shearer Band at Mezzos - Annual Cumberland Jazz Crawl

114 S Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

10 PM // No Cover

april 13

The Alison Shearer Band at The Terrace Club

62 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 88540

8PM // No Cover

April 14

The Alison Shearer Band at Twins Jazz Club

1344 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

8PM // $10

April 15

The Alison Shearer Band at The Camel

sharing the bill with Weekend Plans and Calvin Presents

1621 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA

8PM // $7ADV; $10DOOR

April 16

The Alison Shearer Band at Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

11:30PM // $5

april 17

The Alison Shearer Band at Static Age Records

sharing the bill with Effigy Seed

110 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

9PM // $7

april 18

The Alison Shearer Band at Kings

14 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

sharing the bill with Effigy Seed and Matt Phillips and the Back Pocket

Doors 9:00PM | Show 9:30PM

$8ADV

april 19

The Alison Shearer Band at The Bunker Brewpub

211 21st St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

8PM // No Cover

April 26

The Alison Shearer Band at Nublu Classic

sharing the bill with Reginald Chapman

62 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

10 PM // $10

May 4

Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Block Party

10 Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY 10023

10am // Free!

May 5

The Alison Shearer Band plays Collective Retreats

Governor’s Island

6pm - pm // Free