17 | 2016 | JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP | Allison Au Quartet | | The JUNO Awards

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

The Allison Au Quartet is a Toronto based modern jazz ensemble.

Since its formation in 2009, the group has performed at major jazz venues across Canada and has earned a JUNO Award nomination for their debut release The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey. The group was also awarded the TD Jazz Fellowship Scholarship (2011); The Alfred and Phyllis Balm Scholarship (2012); and The Margareta and Benno Nigg Scholarship (2013) to conduct artist residencies at the acclaimed Banff Centre.

As a composer/arranger, Allison’s work has been featured with Hilario Duran's Latin Big Band (Canada); Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini; Blue Note recording artist Ruben Hein (The Netherlands); The Metropole Orkest (The Netherlands); The WDR Big Band (Germany); and The Filarmonica 900 del Teatro Regio and Torino Jazz Orchestra (Italy).