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Alisha Pattillo, is a half-Australian half-English raised in Singapore saxophonist now residing in Houston TX. She has traveled the world performing at Music Festivals and clubs in major cities such as Singapore, Orvieto, Umbria (Italy), Brisbane (Australia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Austin (TX), Houston (TX), Dallas (TX), Lafayette (LA), Memphis (TN). Current projects include leading her own Jazz group, “Alisha’s Quartet” in addition to being a member of multiple professional working bands in the Houston & Dallas area. Alisha is an endorsed artist with Antigua Winds, and Theo wanne mouthpieces.
Alisha Pattillo started playing the saxophone at the age of 11 at the United World College of S.E Asia. Five years later; she could be spotted playing in professional working bands around Singapore’s Night Clubs & Bars. At the age of 17, Alisha was awarded the Trinity High Scorers Award in Singapore, after playing at the Trinity Concert 2003 located at the Singapore DBS Arts Theater. Upon Graduating high school, Alisha moved to Vietnam for 6 months to play in a Blues and Top 40 band. After a taste of what it was like to be a full time musician, Alisha decided to move back to her homeland Australia, to attend University majoring in Music. At the end of 2006 Alisha received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Saxophone and Education Preparation from Australia’s prestigious Queensland Conservatorium of Music, in Brisbane. As of 2007 Alisha relocated to the USA (Houston, Texas) to further pursue her musical career, and has been actively involved in the blues and jazz scene around town. In 2010 she was approached by “King of the Texas blues piano” Ezra Charles to join his band “The Ezra Charles Band” which features an all-female horn section. In January 2012 Alisha started a side project and formed her current jazz quartet “Alisha’s Quartet”. The band cut their debut CD “Along for the Ride” in September of that year. In 2015 she released a collaborative project “billabong island sound” – Spring Baby.
More About Alisha Pattillo
Alisha’s Quartet – Along for the Ride – 2012
Q:What is your internal experience when you feel REALLY connected to the music?
A:When playing there is an attainable place of pure bliss and joy. That’s when i fell most connected to the music, and keeps me coming back for more.
- Queensland Conservatory of Music
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