Best Jazz Vocalist 2018 - Scottish Jazz Awards Nominee

Best Jazz Vocalist 2017 - Scottish Jazz Awards Nominee 
Best Jazz Vocalist 2014 - WINNER - Scottish Jazz Awards 
Emerging Artist 2014 - Scottish Jazz Awards Nominee

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 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. 

"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 ... Ali carries you to deep majestic places brimming with optimism before turning the tide; the air is engulfed with shattered moods of absolute despair" - OCWeekly

 "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." - Edinburgh 49 

 " Where she particularly excelled was as a musical storyteller. St James Infirmary and The Black-Eyed Blues were stand-outs because Affleck didn’t just churn out the lyrics; she used them to bring the characters mentioned in these songs to life, and to create atmosphere"- The Scotsman

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" A beautiful and very powerful voice" - Barbara Morrison 10/8/16             '' Captivating Scottish charm and vocal grace" - Annie Ross 30/6/16                                                                                                                                                                              Vocalist, percussionist and early Jazz historian Ali is equally at home with her beloved New Orleans trad jazz and Blues as well as with more contemporary flavors, and with such distinct vocal styling she inevitably draws comparisons to the most memorable of Jazz divas such as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee.  With a three octave range, crystal diction and 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 …