Allira Wilson Quartet

Allira Wilson is one of Australia's most exciting young talents, whose musical approach has been described as 'brave and raw as it is supple and intricate'. 

Wilson’s debut album ‘Rise and Fall’ recently won the Australian Bell Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album 2014 and was featured on ABC radio. ‘Wilson took out best Australian jazz vocal award at the 2014 Bell Awards and this debut album signals the arrival of an important new voice’ ( John McBeath - The Weekend Australian, 4 stars).

Her music combines jazz harmony with a contemporary edge and a soulful dynamic. Endowed with a powerful voice, her innovative twists and youthful approach revitalize not only the music, but creates a distinctive and fresh sound.

Allira Wilson is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and was the winner of the Melville Toyota Scholarship in 2010. Wilson was offered a scholarship to attend the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City in 2012.

Wilson’s first album ‘Rise and Fall’ was recorded with Sam Anning, Ben Vanderwal, Tal Cohen and Jamie Oehlers.

She has also been featured on composer Alice Humphries Album ECILA, the Rick Webster Project, Barney McAll and Gian Slater’s collaboration as well as recently on Freddie Grigsons Duos Album.

Wilson represented WAAPA and toured China in 2010 as well as performing at 2010's Wangarrata Jazz Festival in Victoria. Allira is a member of Invenio, a 16 piece vocal ensemble lead by Gian Slater which toured the East Coast of Australia performing original repertoire and launching the new album Clarion/Whisper. They recently performed their new work Luminesce at the 2016 White Night Festival in Melbourne.

After living in Melbourne for 2 years, Wilson now lives in Perth. She is currently recording her next album to be released later this year. 'A flawless interpreter, she pays due respect to the tradition within her explorations'.

 

"Wilson took out best Australian jazz vocal award at the 2014 Bell Awards and this debut album signals the arrival of an important new voice." - John McBeath The Weekend Australian, 4 stars 

 

ALLIRA WILSON QUARTET comprises:

  • Allira Wilson – vocals
  • Daniel Susnjar – drums
  • Nick Abbey – bass
  • Chris Foster – piano