Allison Burik
Saxophone / Flute / Backup Vocals
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. She has performed as a featured artist at venues such as the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts and Take Five Coffee+Bar. 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. Burik released her first album, “Lakeside,” in the fall of 2014 and released a duo album entitled “Umbrella Pine” with guitarist Magdalena Abrego in September 2015. Her most recent record is entitled “Mythos,” which features a new Boston based quartet. Over the years Allison has studied with notable instructors including George Garzone, Frank Tiberi, Bobby Watson, Shannon LeClaire, Tia Fuller and Dan Thomas. She received her Bachelors degree in Performance from Berklee College of Music in 2016. Today, she is teaching and gigging in the Boston area.