Best Jazz Vocalist 2017 - Scottish Jazz Awards Nominee

 

Best Jazz Vocalist 2014 - Scottish Jazz Awards Winner

 

Best Emerging Artist 2014 - Scottish Jazz Awards Nominee

 

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“I can think of no other young singer of Scottish Jazz who can deliver this kind of material with such authenticity and so swingingly as Alison- hence her award.”- BBC Jazzhouse

Ali possesses  a beautiful, and hugely powerful voice' - Barbara Morrison 10/8/16,  '' captivating Scottish charm and vocal grace' - Annie Ross 30/6/16 and with her powerful and unique vocal styling, Ali constantly draws comparisons to the Jazz divas from the halcyon days of the 20s and 30s when style and elegance mattered as much as the music. With her effortless vocal ability for swinging Jazz and Blues, Ali  loves to share the stage and revels in the artistry of her band, however it is Alison’s sensitive and passionate handling of the lyrics that really stands her out from other vocalists today …

Reviews

1. Wednesday 6th November 2013 - “Ali Affleck is not a household name yet- but I think she soon will be” […] “Ali sings with the same kind of élan and swing that is very evident in the recordings of a certain Billie Holiday. Now this is high praise indeed but I can assure you that it is entirely accurate."- BBC Jazzhouse.

2. August 14th 2014 - "Ali is Scotland's bonafide Queen of Vintage Jazz and Blues - she means every word she sings! With such raw emotion in a performance you immediately feel engaged in the most intimate conversation shared by the most well traveled soul, this girl must have been there the first time these songs were performed, heck she probably wrote the darn tunes!"..."Ali"carries you to deep majestic places brimming with optimism before turning the tide, the air is engulfed with shattered moods of absolute despair" 

3. August 12th 2015 - "OUTSTANDING - A real masterclass in grassroots Jazz. Her voice was deep and smooth and I wanted to just wrap myself up in it. It was a real privilege to witness a singer that channels Billie Holiday with so much charm and poise." - Steve Griffin. Edinburgh 49 Full Review Here

4. "Affleck has a vivacious stage presence and a vocal style which owes much to Billie Holiday"... "her voice is sinuous, not least in the slinky poise of Stars Fell on Alabama..."  Jim Gilchrist - The Scotsman Full Review Here

5. August 19th 2014 - "Her vocals take you to a new place- somewhere between New Orleans and Paris!" - Dave Scott, 7Ahead  Full Review Here
 
6. August 24th 2014 - " Affleck’s vocals were mesmerising, yet this was far from a solo show"- Edinburgh 49...

7.Ali Affleck has a beautiful tone, whether in up tempo numbers, ‘With Thee I Swing’ or sadder slower tracks like 'Stormy Weather'. What’s more, her stage manner as front woman is impeccable' -  Tom King, Broadway Baby.

8. August 2013 - "One of the most distinctive voices on the Scottish Jazz Scene - full of character, passionate and stunningly expressive" - James Chute, Union Tribune.
 

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Notable Performances

BBC - Live at the Fringe - August 9th 2017
STV - The Riverside Show - November 12th 2015 
STV - The Fountainbridge Show - July 2015  
BBC - Radio 3 - August 2015   
BBC - The Janice Forsyth Show - August 2015 
BBC - The Culture Show -  August 2014 
BBC The Jazz House -  May 7th 2014 
BBC - The Jazzhouse - With The Brian Kellock Trio - December 2013

New York City - Metropolitan Room 
New York City - Swing 46
San Diego, California - Panama 66
San Diego, California - Seven Grand
San Diego, California - Lafayette Club
Boston - Beantown Swing Camp with the Gordon Webster big band
 
Aberdeen Jazz Festival -  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Callander Jazz Festival  - 2014 
Dundee Jazz Festival -  2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival - 2013. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Fife Jazz Festival -  2014, 2015, 2016,2017
Falkirk Jazz Festival - 2016
Glasgow Jazz Festival - 2014, 2015. 2017
Islay Jazz Festival - with Colin Steele and Graeme Stephen trio -2016
Lockerbie Jazz Festival -  Duo with Graeme Stephen - 2015
 
Edinburgh Lindy Hop Exchange - 2013, 2014,2015, 2016, 2017
Edinburgh Balboa Exchange - 2016, 2017
Edinburgh Blues Festival - 2016, 2017
Glasgow Balboa Festival - 2016, 2017
Glasgow Shag Festival - 2016, 2017
The Ness Around, Inverness - 2017
 

Film

LINK TO LIVE TELEVISED PERFORMANCE ON STV - 'THE FOUNTAINBRIDGE SHOW'.

LINK TO LIVE TELEVISED PERFORMANCE ON STV - 'THE FOUNTAINBRIDGE SHOW'.

LINK TO LIVE PERFORMANCE ON BBC CULTURE SHOW - 2014

LINK TO LIVE PERFORMANCE ON BBC CULTURE SHOW - 2014

LINK TO LIVE TELEVISED PERFORMANCE ON BBC RADIO 3 - 'THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL SPECIAL'  2015

LINK TO LIVE TELEVISED PERFORMANCE ON BBC RADIO 3 - 'THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL SPECIAL' 2015

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