Ali won the award of ‘Best Jazz Vocalist’ in the 2014 Scottish Jazz Awards, and that same year she was nominated as 'Best Emerging artist ' and for the 'Best Jazz Album'.
Ali was nominated again in the 2017 Scottish Jazz Awards as 'Best Jazz Vocalist'.
An early jazz historian and leader to three bands, Ali has earned a solid reputation as the ‘go to’ vocalist for authentic trad Jazz and prohibition era blues. She is a resident musician at Edinburgh's Famous Jazz bar on Chambers Street and this is where she hosts her trademark 'Speakeasy Sessions’ - high energy events that feature the countries finest musicians performing trad jazz, swing and blues - a favourite for the swing dance scene!
The Copper Cats with their feisty brass section, perform traditional New Orleans Jazz and blues. With Ali singing several French and Creole songs it is always a heartfelt and authentic, juicy New Orleans trad vibe.
The Gin Mill Genies are passionate about ‘pre electric' and piano-centric prohibition era blues, gospel and jazz. The band offer a chance to hear ancient Southern blues songs performed with prowess.
Bedlam Swing has a lively repertoire that ranges from the 1920s to the 1950s with many standards from the Great American Songbook. The band maintains their refreshing authenticity to the evocative and cheeky attitude of the early ‘Hot Jazz' age.
With an ever growing repertoire, Ali delights in exploring the jazz archives to find gems to share! - from saucy and fun, to dark and sinister, she is working hard to resurrect amazing forgotten songs and as an early jazz historian she enjoys sharing interesting stage chat in a bid to help keep this rich musical heritage alive!
Passionate, expressive, unique and above all, refreshingly unpretentious...Ali Affleck is the real deal - a bona fide Jazz and blues vocalist with a heartfelt vintage twist.