On Sunday, April 28, Jazz Vespers will feature the Alison Young trio!
Alison Young – saxophone
Jeff McLeod – keys
Ross MacIntyre – bass
Admission is free, though we gratefully accept your goodwill offering. Following Jazz Vespers, join us for a wine and water social.
“Wearing gleaming red stilettos and a black orchid over her left ear, she played with endless creativity and flair.” Ted Panken for Downbeat Magazine
Alison Young is a Juno nominated saxophonist and composer. Since moving to Toronto in the early 2000s to study music at the University of Toronto, she has been an active presence on the jazz scene both as a leader and side-person, appearing regularly in the city’s jazz venues with a wide variety of projects. Young has toured across North America, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia with acts such as Alysha Brilla, Joe Sealy, Big Rude Jake, Johnny Reid, and the Shuffle Demons, and has appeared on nearly 30 recordings, including Juno nominated albums by Alysha Brilla. Her compositions, recorded with the Heillig Manoeuvre and Red Hot Ramble, have been featured on JazzFM and CBC2. In 2017 Alison was chosen as one of the ‘Best 35 Canadian Jazz Artists under 35’ by the CBC. Later that year, she was featured in Pat LaCroix and Ted O’Reilly’s book, “Toronto Jazz Treasures” alongside many of her musical heroes.
Alison has been leading her own band in various formations since 2012, and in 2018 released her debut album, “So Here We Are”, which was nominated for a 2019 Juno in the “Solo Jazz” category.
“Alison Young is a rising star in Toronto and beyond. One of the most versatile musicians in Canada!”
– Jaymz Bee