June 24th, 2022 9pm Stage 3
“Wielding a skill set beyond her years, Alison Shearer is a force on the rise.” – Jazz Times
Alison Shearer is a saxophonist with tremendous style, lyricism and intuition whose talents have brought her around the world. Alison has appeared with Kurt Elling, Nate Smith, Charlie Hunter, Josh Groban, Big Daddy Kane, Pharoahe Monch, Ana Egge, and is a member of the band Red Baraat, whom NPR calls “the best party band in years.” She has performed at dozens of national venues and festivals including The Blue Note NYC, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl, Joe’s Pub, Central Park SummerStage, The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Arden Concert Gild, among others.
Alison was a founding member of 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. She performed with the band from 2010 – 2016. Alison formed her own quartet in 2016, united by the love of genre bending, melodic music. Alison’s debut album, View From Above was released February 18, 2022 and has received wonderful reviews in JazzTimes, The Chicago Reader, NYC Jazz Record and praise on WGBO and NPR.