Alison Brown Quintet performing at The Musical Instrument Museum

The Allison Brown Quintet (Submitted Photo)

The Alison Brown Quintet will perform 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix.

Ms. Brown is acclaimed as one of today’s progressive banjo players known for leading an ensemble of an array of roots-influenced music: folk, jazz, Celtic, and Latin, according to a press release.

The co-founder of the Nashville-based independent label, Compass Records Group, the Grammy Award–winning musician/composer/producer/entrepreneur has a new Compass Records project, The Song of the Banjo. A Harvard graduate who has achieved numerous awards in the industry, she is internationally recognized.

Members of her touring band include Chris Walters (piano), John Ragusa (flute), Garry West (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums). The instrumentation coupled with Ms. Brown’s compositions blend to create a hybrid of jazz and bluegrass with her own signature as she advocates for increasing the female voice in bluegrass music.

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