Born: June 21, 1978 Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
Alison Margaret - vocal chords
Geoff Brady - vibraphone
John Christensen - upright bass
Michael Brenneis - trap set
The Alison Margaret Jazz Quartet features innovative arrangements of American jazz and folk classics as well as lesser-known tunes from the jazz repertoire. Ms. Margaret's arranging style is steeped in tradition, yet infused with modern harmony, rhythm, and improvisational creativity. The Quartet's seamless musical interaction and playfulness is paired with a technical prowess that leaves the listener musically satisfied and eager to hear more!
ISTHMUS: MAD TRACKS REVIEW Up Jump Spring (Freddie Hubbard')
...Ms. Margaret essays the entire tune with only Eric Hochberg's dancing acoustic bass for accompaniment. Her interaction with Hochberg is light and free and very much a mutual conversation. Margaret shows her mettle by following up with some impressionistic scatting that allows the tune to deliquesce very naturally. -Tom Laskin (Dec. 14, 2007 The Daily Page) ________________________________ ________________________________
Her heartbreakingly beautiful voice will both stun you and wash your cares away at the same time. She's also a wonderful band leader and her shows are utterly captivating. - Prentice Berg, Restaurant Magnus (Madison, WI)
-Prentice Berg (Restaurant Magnus)
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
PLEASE NOTE: available for private *PIANO* lessons only. In addition to leading her jazz quartet as singer and arranger, she has mainained her life-long studies as a classical pianist. She has performed frequently around the Madison area as a soloist, collaborative pianist and church organist. Due to an injury, Ms. Margaret has temporarily ceased booking piano gigs. However, she continues to be an influential and sought-after music educator. Please contact Ward-Brodt Music Mall for availability and rates: 608-661-8670 CREDENTIALS: - Teaching private piano for over 15; all ages; jazz and classical. - Graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2002 with B.A. in Jazz Performance. - Currently a graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Will graduate Fall 2009 with M.M. in Music Education:area of specialty in jazz. - Applying for Doctoral program at U.W. Madison in Music Education for Spring 2010.