Saxophonist - Vocalist
Composer - Arranger
Allison Burik grew up in the Kansas City jazz scene, where the tradition of jazz is so deeply rooted that it can be heard in the musicians playing there today. She has performed there as the headliner in her own ensemble, the Allison Burik Quintet, and also in a myriad of other ensembles including the New Jazz Order Big Band and the Black House Collective Composers Ensemble. In Kansas City she performed as a featured artist at venues such as the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, Take Five Coffee+Bar, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Burik attended Berklee College of Music for three years, and received her Bachelors Degree in Performance in 2016. In October of 2015, Burik went on tour with the Vid Jamnik 5tet in the Lorraine region of France and also performed in the Nancy Jazz Pulsations Jazz Fest that year. Burik released her first album, Lakeside, fall of 2014 and later released a duo album entitled Umbrella Pine with guitarist Magdalena Abrego in September 2015. Her most recent release, entitled Mythos, features a new Boston based quartet. In the summer of 2016, she went on tour with Jonah Francese's Thinkin' Big Band and played in Washington DC, Boston, Rochester, and New York City. Over the years Allison has studied with notable musicians including George Garzone, Joe Morris, Ingrid Laubrock, Ran Blake, Carla Kilhstedt, Frank Tiberi, Bobby Watson, Jaleel Shaw, Shannon LeClaire, and Tia Fuller. In August 2017, she attended the Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop in Alberta Canada, under the curation of Vijay Iyer. There, she participated in ensembles led by internationally known musicians including Tyshawn Sorey, Imani Uzuri, Matthew Stevens, and Jeremy Pelt. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory in Boston while maintaining an active career as a performing and recording artist.