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, 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 The Blue Note NYC, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl NYC, The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, Joe’s Pub, Arden Concert Gild, among others venues.
“Wielding a skill set beyond her years, Alison Shearer is a force on the rise.” – JazzTimes
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, The Wall Street Journal, and The Source Magazine. Alison formed her own quartet in 2015, united by the love of genre bending, melodic music.
Alison released her debut album View From Above on February 18, 2022. In addition to her music and performances, Allison teaches at JAZZ HOUSE @ Trinity in NYC.