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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

thursday, november 8

Radegast Hall & Biergarten

113 North 3rd Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249

9PM-12AM // No Cover

Friday, November 9

Good Behavior at MADE Hotel w/ Kathleen Potton

44 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

8PM - 11PM // No Cover

Thursday, November 15

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, featuring Melissa McMillan
196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

9PM // No Cover

tuesday, november 27

Radegast Hall & Biergarten

113 North 3rd Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249

8-11PM // No Cover

Sunday, December 2

Jazz Vespers at Pound Ridge Community Church

3 Pound Ridge Rd, Pound Ridge, NY 10576

4PM // No Cover

Friday, December 21

Radegast Hall & Biergarten

113 North 3rd Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249

9PM-12AM // No Cover

saturday, december 29

C’mon Everybody w/Sami Stevens and The Man I Love

325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11238

8PM // $10 at the door