Alison Young is a JUNO nominated saxophonist, vocalist, and composer. Born in Ottawa, she moved to Toronto in the early 2000s to study music at the University of Toronto, and has been an active presence on the city’s jazz scene ever since. Young has toured across North America, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia with acts such as Alysha Brilla, Joe Sealy, Big Rude Jake, Johnny Reid, and the Shuffle Demons, and has appeared on over 40 recordings. In 2017 Alison was chosen as one of the ‘Best 35 Canadian Jazz Artists under 35’ by the CBC. Later that year, she was featured in Pat LaCroix and Ted O’Reilly’s book, “Toronto Jazz Treasures”, alongside many of her musical heroes. Alison released her debut album “So Here We Are” in 2018, and received a 2019 JUNO nomination in the “Solo jazz instrumental” category, as well as a nomination for the Julian Award of Excellence. The album has been in regular rotation on CBC and JazzFM, as well as independent radio stations across the country, and reached #1 on the Earshot National Jazz Chart in the summer of 2019. Also in 2019, Young played a 16 city stadium tour across Canada with pop icon Corey Hart, and was featured on his single “Dreaming Time Again”.

Upcoming Shows:

EVENT: Twilight Jazz Series: Valentine Jazz Featuring the Ori Dagan Trio
DATE: Sunday, February 13, 2022
TIME: 6pm – 9pm
LOCATION: Mahtay Cafe and Lounge (241 St Paul St, St. Catharines ON)
TICKET PRICE: In Advance: $29 + HST; At the Door: $39 + HST; Musicians/Arts Workers/Students: $13 + HST
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Past Shows:

DATE: Thursday, July 4th, 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
EVENT: LIVE LEARN JAZZ 5 – Sax in the Vineyards
VENUE: Stratus Vineyards
ADDRESS: 2059 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
TICKET PRICE: $59 (Regular)/$29 Students/ Musicians & Arts Workers
*All tickets are subject to 13% HST and handling fees