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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

august 1

The Alison Shearer Band at NorthStar Restaurant

9:00pm - 11:30pm

85 Westchester Avenue Pound Ridge, NY 10576

AUGUST 31

West Indian Day Music Celebration

12pm

Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue

September 7

Belle Brass at Radegast

3:00pm - 6:00pm

113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

September 26

Belle Brass at C’mon Everybody feat Sami Stevens

8:00pm

325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

September 27

Alison Shearer Band at Radegast

9:00pm

113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

October 12

Brooklyn Restoration Festival with Big Daddy Kane

Fulton Street btw Nostrand and Marcy