Alisha Pattillo, is a half-Australian half-English raised in Singapore saxophonist now residing in Houston TX. In her short but successful music career she has had the opportunity to perform at Music Festivals and clubs in major cities such as Singapore, Orvieto (Italy), Brisbane (Australia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Austin (TX), Houston (TX), Lafayette (LA), Memphis (TN). Current projects include leading her own jazz group, Alisha’s Quartet, in addition to being a member of The Ezra Charles Band. She also on occasion performs in a variety of private party / pop bands.
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Alisha Pattillo started playing the saxophone at the age of 11 at the United World College of S.E Asia. Five years later; she could be spotted playing in professional working bands around Singapore’s night clubs and bars. At the age of 17, Alisha was awarded the Trinity High Scorers Award in Singapore, after playing at the Trinity Concert 2003 located at the Singapore DBS Arts Theater. Upon graduating high school, Alisha moved to Vietnam for six months to play in a blues and Top 40 band. After a taste of what it was like to be a full time musician, Alisha decided to move back to her homeland Australia, to attend University, majoring in music.
At the end of 2006, Alisha received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Saxophone and Education Preparation from Australia’s prestigious Queensland Conservatorium of Music, in Brisbane.
As of 2007, Alisha relocated to the USA (Houston, Texas) to further pursue her musical career, and has been actively involved in the blues and jazz scene around town. In 2010 she was approached by King of the Texas blues piano, Ezra Charles to join his band The Ezra Charles Band, which features an all-female horn section. In January, 2012, Alisha started a side project and formed her current jazz quartet Alisha's Quartet. The band cut its debut CD Along for the Ride, in September of that year.
Aside from performing, Alisha shares her passion for music in the form of teaching. She has worked as a woodwind instructor, at Rockin’ Robin, Teachers2Go, and Music & Arts. In 2011 she decided to test her entrepreneurial skills and set up her own business, saxophonelessonshouston.com
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