About Me

American born altoist Allison Neale’s beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper with whom she has a particular affinity.
As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank and more recently tenorist Scott Hamilton as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth ‘Generations‘ Band and the “Back to Basie’ Orchestra. She frequently tours the UK with her current Quartet, which also features acclaimed jazz pianist Leon Greening, bassist Julian Bury and drummer Steve Brown and has two CDs to her name ‘Melody Express’ with guitarist Dave Cliff and ‘Blue Concept’ with trumpeter Gary Kavanagh , both on 33 Records. Her latest CD " I Wished on the Moon " due for release in January 2015 on the Trio Records label and features the quartet as well as Milt Jackson influenced vibraphonist Nat Steele.

“ Allison Neale plays the alto saxophone with a tone so light and airy it positively melts at the edges” Dave Gelly , The Observer

“ A talent to savour” Peter Vacher Jazz UK

About the Band
Allison Neale's new Quartet reflects her strong West Coast influences and features top UK jazz pianist Leon Greening, bassist Julian Bury and drummer Steve Brown. She is also working in collaboration with Milt Jackson influenced Vibraphonist Nathaniel Steele to promote their latest project together " Neale Meets Steele " playing music from her latest album release ' I Wished on the Moon ' .
Scott Hamilton & Allison