Recipient of the Gibson-May award in the 2006 London International Jazz Competition, expatriate American vocalist Alison Wedding has built an impressive reputation among both musicians and the public in the years she has been based here, with many weekends residencies at Bennetts Lane.
Originally from Ohio, Alison's album 'The Secret' won the 'Best Jazz Vocal Album' at the 2004 Bell Awards.
One of her career highlights was singing with the One O'clock Lab Band with the late Gerry Mulligan. After receiving her bachelor's degree, she spent a summer at Epcot in Florida, singing in the show Swingin' Summer Nights,where she had the opportunity to sing with an amazing line up of singers such as Dianne Reeves, Diane Schuur, and the late Joe Williams. Alison then decided to move to the west coast to develop her career. While in Los Angeles, Alison performed professionally, both live and in the studio.
She toured as a back-up singer with Kevyn Lettau, and recorded with artists such as Andy Summers (formerly of The Police) on his CD Peggy's Blue Sklight. Since her national tour, Alison was invited to sing with Tim Ries (saxophone player with The Rolling Stones) at the 2004 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.