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Alison Ruble

After a decade long apprenticeship in Chicago’s vibrant music scene, Alison Ruble has emerged in recent years as one of the city’s premier and in demand jazz vocalists. Having honed her skills with steady work at a number of Chicago’s high profile jazz rooms, including The Green Mill; Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase, and Andy’s Jazz Club, Alison has etched out a distinct style that has drawn increasing attention from critics and audiences alike. In addition to extensive club work, she has appeared in a variety of theatre and festival settings, including Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Chicago Jazz Festival.

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”Ruble's gemlike voice recalls the crystalline beauty and purity of the young Joni Mitchell...” --Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

“It's amazing that out of the clutter of an industrial urban center like Chicago, a voice as serene and unruffled as Alison Ruble's can exist.” --J. Barron,

“...a sublime vocalist with an adventurous spirit...” --Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

“...grace and clarity...” --Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

“Highly recommended...a surprising debut! A versatile performer with a great band...” --Michael Bonnard, CD Hotlist: Baker & Taylor

”Vocalist Alison Ruble adds her name to the list of great Chicago musicians...” --Paul Abella, Chicago Jazz Magazine

”...beguiling...” --Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“...a classic jazz singer...a powerful presence...” --John Callaway, WTTW-TV Network Chicago, PBS

“...vitality...unique interpretations...” --Barry Winograd, Host of Jazz Transfusion, WXRT 93.1FM and All Things Jazz, WDCB 90.9FM

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This is a Bird
This is a Bird
Origin Records



Torben Waldorff Torben Waldorff
guitar, electric
Mike DiRubbo Mike DiRubbo
sax, alto
Sharel Cassity Sharel Cassity
Don Menza Don Menza
Dee Daniels Dee Daniels
Geof Bradfield Geof Bradfield
Rave Tesar Rave Tesar
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