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Allison, has been described by Jazz Review as having ‘an alto sound like brushed velvet’. She started playing by ear at an early age, assimilating the stylistic approach of many players, but above all Paul Desmond and Art Pepper. Holding the flute chair in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra between 1996 and 1998 propelled her development and in no time Allison was a well sought after musician. She has performed alongside international artists such as Bud Shank, Scott Hamilton and featured in the John Dankworth Generations and Back to Basie Bands. Her 2015 CD ‘I Wished on the Moon’ which includes Nat Steele on vibraharp and Leon Greening on piano is highly recommended and, in the Guardian, was awarded four stars by Dave Gelly. An extremely melodic & lyrical approach to jazz gives Allison a wide appeal and we welcome her return to Googlies.
Photo of Allison from her website by Benjamin Amure.