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Allison Cornell

Allison has a Masters from Juilliard. As she continued her education in New York as a singer songwriter learning the ropes, she toured with Joe Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega, Shania Twain, Angelique Kidjo, Jann Arden, Tracy Chapman, Pat Benatar, Ann-Margret and Ronnie Spector. Her recording credits include work with Cyndi Lauper, Jann Arden, Pat Benatar, Joe Jackson, Rachael Sage, Carter Burwell, Tim Booth, Angelo Badelmente and Branford Marsalis.

Allison's new solo cd is a mixture of jazz infused pop, with almost something for everyone. She's a masterful chameleon - effectively incorporating R&B, Pop, Dance, Jazz and even Americana. This cd, in a way, proves why she's been one of the most in-demand touring musicians for acts from Cyndi Lauper to Shania Twain.

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The music performed live by composer Allison Cornell cooks in an edgy Western way. - Village Voice

Allison Cornell wowed the audience with her virtuosity and vocal power. - Boston Globe

musically and vocally, highly entertaining to watch multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Allison Cornell deserves a stage of her own - Boston Herald

Most Notable of all Allison Cornell, who sang beautifully and played violin, viola, and keyboards. - Chicago Tribune

String instrumentalist and background vocalist Allison Cornell eerily beautiful... - The Advocate

Her versatility has made her a hot commodity among many touring acts

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Master of Viola degree from Juilliard. Computer music and vocals and songwriting a speciality.


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