To end the amazing week of music festivities at TD Halifax Jazz Fest, we wanted to reach out and say a hearty congratulations to Allison Au, winner of the 2017 Stingray Music Rising Star award.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Allison was exposed to multiple genre’s of music, but the freedom that jazz gave her pulled her to it like an emotional wave. Jazz was Allison’s outlet to let her emotions run wild and free, and her passion for this genre has paid off in spades.
Allison Au is not a stranger to winning or being recognized for her music. At the young age of 27, she received a Juno nomination for her debut album, The Sky Was Pale Blue. Three years later in 2016, she won Best Jazz Album of the Year (Group) for Forrest Grove. She has toured extensively in Canada and the US and we see nothing but bigger and better things from Allison in the future.
“We are thrilled to offer talented Canadian musicians the opportunity to pursue their dreams and grow their careers nationally and internationally,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray. “Since 1998, thanks to partners of unflagging enthusiasm such as the TD Halifax Jazz Festival, the Stingray Rising Star program has pursued its mission of encouraging and promoting artists who show remarkable promise and who will contribute to promoting Canada’s creativity and artistry on the world stage. We are honoured to be part of the journey of so many wonderful artists.”
Congrats on your award Allison from all of us here at Canadian Beats Media!