Saxophonist/flautist Allison Au is a graduate of the Humber College Music program in Toronto. She has studied with Pat LaBarbera, Hilario Duran, John McLeod, Andy Ballantyne, Kelly Jefferson and Luis Mario Ochoa.
She is the recipient of the Duke Ellington Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement and the Ron Collier Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Arranging. Her current work as an arranger spans many genres including jazz, Latin jazz, Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, and contemporary improvisational music. She has dealt with instrumentation formats ranging from big band ensembles, small jazz combos and string ensembles.
A member of SOCAN, Allison currently lives in Toronto where she divides her time as a freelance performer and composer/arranger.
"Four More to Go" is a driving swing tune with some really great chord changes. It has a lot of forward momentum in the harmony and the shout chorus is based on the classic jazz turnaround, which builds into a nice climax. It’s got some nice saxophone sections and the improvising is open for any saxophone player.
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