Vocalist, Hammond organist, and keyboardist Alison Margaret is an accomplished jazz/soul/rock musician in the Madison area music scene. She combines various musical styles into her career as the leader of the Alison Margaret Jazz Quintet and backing vocalist for Steely Dane - the ultimate Steely Dan tribute band combining 18 of Madison's finest musicians.
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!
“….such a seamless quality between registers, really tasteful use of vibrato, lots of timbres, great scatting. Ms. Margaret is a real artist and will be successful at whatever she does!
Columbia College Chicago
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
Organ, Hammond B3
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
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
- Teaching private piano for over 15; all ages; jazz and classical.
- Graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2002 with B.A