Alison is the creator and caretaker of mahaloArts. During the past thirty years, Alison has played jazz, R&B, rock and reggae music with all sorts of groups in all sorts of places in and around North Carolina, the Big Island of Hawai'i and South Florida. Musical inspirations are vast, lately focusing on Bill Evans, Maria Schneider, Eliane Elias, Stevie Wonder, John Adams, klezmer and tango. She has been most fortunate to have Mike Garson, Dave Frank, Linda Pristera, Scott Warner, Chip Crawford, Dave Hammer, Tim Walters, Mike Brignola and Stuart Glazer as her teachers. With degrees in architecture, jazz studies and music composition under her belt, Alison is performing, composing, arranging, recording and teaching. She is a Mentor in the Musicianship and Leadership Program of Music For People, honing and expanding her improvisational and facilitation skills, so that she can better do her part to demonstrate that embracing the universal language of music can help save the world.
Her resume is available here.