Allison Au Quartet @ BOP STOP
When: Nov 05, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Where: BOP STOP
Juno-award winning Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Arranger, Allison Au refuses to be defined. Born to a Chinese father and Jewish mother, and raised in the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Allison found music as a young child. She was exposed to a wide array of musical styles but was captivated by the unhinged freedom of Jazz. Jazz became Allison’s lab for self-expression, exploration, and musical experimentation. Her music weaves a mosaic of influences into a seamless and soulful sound, a concoction steeped in the tradition of Jazz but skillfully laced with elements of Classical, Pop, R&B/hip hop, Latin, and world music.
Au’s music transports you to a place where instrumentals ring bold and emotions run free. Melodies cascade and collide, highlighting Au’s gift for layering voices and rhythms. Her writing showcases the color and character of each instrument, while providing ample room for her dedicated bandmates to push her compositions to new heights.
- 2016 JUNO Award Winner for "Best Jazz Album of the Year: Group"
- 2017 Winner of the TD Grand Prix de Jazz (Festival Internationale de Jazz de Montréal)
- 2017 Winner of the Sting Ray Rising Star Award (Halifax Jazz Festival)
- Allison Au - saxophone
- Todd Pentney - piano
- Jon Maharaj - bass
- Fabio Ragnelli - drums