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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Alison Crockett!

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This has been written once already, but I needed to re-do.  When you have had a journey like Alison Crockett's, paying attention to details is important.

Education is much discussed these days, and Alison's has paved the way for her to be an educator - as well as an astounding vocalist and entrepreneur.  Sidwell Friends, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Temple University, and Manhattan School of Music (Masters!)

The groundwork for piano and voice, having had the seeds planted at fabulous schools, swelled and blossomed at gigs from New York to Philly to Washington, DC - Alison's hometown.

It was in the City of Brotherly Love where she met DJ/Producer, King Britt, from Digable Planets.  Promptly nicknamed "Diva Blue", Alison was asked to join the Sylk 130 project, "When the Funk Hits the Fan."  That's considered reverence-worthy in many circles, especially in consideration of the favorite, "Seasons Change", on the album.  There you hear Alison's voice, which got attention overseas.  Geoff Wilkinson of the popular Acid-Jazz group, Us3, thought that he was hearing someone from another time - Shirley Bassey...Dinah Washington.  He tracked our guest to the States and persuaded her to work with him in England.  "Get Out" in 1994 made the Top 10 in Japan, so touring was in order. 

Fast forward to a 2001 EP - then 2003 and "On Becoming a Woman" - with release worldwide - then marriage and motherhood.  And that unleashed a new spectrum of creativity :)

Having shared the stage with household names and traveled the globe with respected artists, Alison has settled into a "place" in life that has enabled her to soar - artistically and articulately.  Hear how via our interview on 7/31. Tracks from the new "Mommy, What's a Depression?" will also be heard!