Allison Au Quartet
Allison Au is a Toronto-based saxophonist, composer and arranger.
Since its formation in 2009, The Allison Au Quartet has toured across Canada and the United States. The ensemble recently earned a JUNO Award for their 2016 release "Forest Grove" and also garnered a JUNO Award nomination for their debut release in 2013 entitled "The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey." The group was also awarded the TD Jazz Fellowship Scholarship (2011),The Alfred and Phyllis Balm Scholarship (2012), and The Margareta and Benno Nigg Scholarship (2013) to conduct artist residencies at the renowned Banff Centre.
In 2011, Allison was selected as one of eight international participants for the Metropole Orkest's Arrangers Workshop held in the Netherlands. There she had the opportunity to work with composer Vince Mendoza and The Metropole Orkest. Since, her work has been featured with Hilario Duran's Latin Big Band (Canada), Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini, Blue Note recording artist Ruben Hein (The Netherlands), The Metropole Orkest (The Netherlands), The WDR Big Band (Germany), and The Filarmonica 900 del Teatro Regio and Torino Jazz Orchestra (Italy).
Allison has attended the 2010 summer workshop at the School for Improvised Music in Brooklyn, NY under the direction of Ralph Alessi and the 2011 Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, under the direction of Dave Douglas.
Friday, September 9, 2016
The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar