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.
The Alison Shearer Band at Mezzos - Annual Cumberland Jazz Crawl
114 S Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
10 PM // No Cover
The Alison Shearer Band at The Terrace Club
62 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 88540
8PM // No Cover
The Alison Shearer Band at Twins Jazz Club
1344 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
8PM // $10
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
The Alison Shearer Band at Asheville Music Hall
31 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
11:30PM // $5
The Alison Shearer Band at Static Age Records
sharing the bill with Effigy Seed
110 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
9PM // $7
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
The Alison Shearer Band at The Bunker Brewpub
211 21st St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
8PM // No Cover
The Alison Shearer Band at Nublu Classic
sharing the bill with Reginald Chapman
62 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
10 PM // $10
Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Block Party
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
10am // Free!
The Alison Shearer Band plays Collective Retreats
6pm - pm // Free