Allison Radell is an inspiring and creative pianist, singer, and songwriter, born and raised in Metro Detroit. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in French Language and Literature with a Minor in Piano Performance from Oakland University. She has studied classical and jazz piano and enjoys playing and experimenting with a variety of genres. She performs with the Free Radical Jazz Collective, as a solo artist, and as a duo with Joe Reilly. In addition to performing, Allison also teaches piano to a growing number of students and hopes to one day open her own urban music school. The first inspiration to become a piano instructor came to her while she was living in Orleans, France where she had the unexpected opportunity to become a piano teacher to around 10 students.
She released her debut album in October of 2014 “Peachy Keyn.” Her album crosses genres and draws inspiration from the diverse landscape of her life. She often describes her music as “a message written in notes and rhythms, it is a commentary of my life and my community; reminiscing on the past, feeling the present, and anticipating the future.” -Allison Radell
Photo by Linda Wan