Details: Allison Au is a Toronto-based saxophonist, flautist, composer and arranger.
Her quartet has been featured at live music venues in Toronto, Calgary and Banff. The group was also awarded the TD Jazz Fellowship Scholarship in 2011 and the Alfred and Phyllis Balm Scholarship in 2012 to attend the Winter Creative Music Residency at the Banff Centre. With the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council, Au produced her 2012 debut release “The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey.” As a contemporary Jazz ensemble, the quartet focuses on Au’s original repertoire. Au is constantly intrigued by new sounds and textures, and strives to emanate a sense of exploration and discovery in her work. She aims to create musical templates that sound fresh, unconventional, yet engaging and thought-provoking. Joining Allison will be Todd Pentney (piano), Dan Fortin (bass) and Fabio Ragnelli (drums).
When: Fri, Feb. 1 at 9:00 pm
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House
Produced and coordinated by the Hart House Music Committee, Jazz at Oscar’s brings you jazz in all shapes, colours and moods. Innovative Improvisation – Scintillating Standards – Classic Jazz. Jazz at Oscars showcases the best musicians from our own backyard and from Toronto’s vibrant jazz community.