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About

Bassist and composer, born in New Rochelle, NY. Alison Keslow began playing piano at the age of 4. Her mother, a jazz pianist, was her main inspiration. By age 19 she picked up bass and started playing rock, blues and later jazz. At Berklee College of Music in Boston, Alison studied electric bass under Rich Appleman and Bruce Gertz.

While at Berklee and after graduating in 1994, she began freelancing in the Boston area and soon built a reputation as a versatile player and soloist on electric bass. Later Alison studied more advanced jazz improvisation with the great jazz guru Charlie Banacos. She also continued her own education with graduate courses in jazz improvisation with Philadelphia based pianist Jimmy Amadie . Alison released her first solo CD “Between Earth and Sky” in 2003.

Alison's CD "Between Earth and Sky” has seven of her originals and two arrangements of jazz tunes. The album was recorded "live in the studio" in one day with some great musicians including Dino Govoni sax, Dave Limina keys, Peter Wiernik guitar and Jon Hazilla drums. Alison's CD has received air play on the Jazz Oasis and Women in Music programs on WERS radio in Boston, Upper Room with Joe Kelly on WVOF in Fairfield CT, WMFO at Tuffs University, Women on Air (which broadcasts over 99 public radio stations across the country) and many others.

Performer, composer, session bassist and the leader of The Alison Keslow Group. Alison has performed with, shares album credits and supported artists such as Victor Wooten, Joan Armatrading, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, John Sebastian, Mindi Abair. Alison performs as an active sideman and has appeared on many recordings, independent releases, movie soundtracks and more. Alison has two albums out as a leader, "Between Earth and Sky" and her current release " Bass Dharma" 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Keslow Group

The Alison Keslow Group is a jazz, blues, groove based improvisation band. Featuring original compostions by Keslow and the other members of the group as well unique versions of modern Jazz/Fusion, blues and R&B standards and more. For bookings and inquires please go here.

Recent performances with the AK group include anyone of the following fantastic musicians Guitar: Scott Tarulli, Kevin Grudecki, Perry Bakalos Peter Wiernik and Phil Sargent. Piano: Dennis Hughes, Ron Hirschberg. Drums: Mike Connors, Mike Casano, Brooke Sofferman, Steve Rose and Benny Benson.


Currently Alison is performing in the New England and NY area, doing session work, teaching and working on new original compositions to be released in 2017.

 

 

 

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