The Fusion Band

The Fusion Band

 Jacksonville, Florida, USA
BandJazzR&B

Smooth jazz and r&b band featuring female saxophonist, Allana! Energetic blending funk, neo-soul, jazz and r&b.

Biography

Allana Southerland (Leader) is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and is gifted in the smooth sound of the saxophone. Her style of jazz and new-soul vibe, with her group, Fusion, is synonymous with that of Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright and Najee. Allana has performed all over the country and shared the stage with such legends as the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars and Dave Brubeck. This one-of-a-kind artist also graduated from the University of North Florida, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies, as the only female saxophonist in the Jazz Studies program, studies Jazz Theory and Jazz Arranging, and is on the Dean's List, a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and holds an office in Sigma Alpha Iota, a music sorority. She was written about under the heading: "Female Saxophonist Finds Advantage in being 1-Of-A-Kind" The Shorelines Story from the Florida Times Union. Allana also teaches the sax, clarinet, flute and piano. She hopes to encourage young people especially young women to follow their dreams even if it means getting into a male dominated field, they should just go for it.

Discography

The Naked Truth - 2004

Set List

We normally do alot of cover tunes. Sets are appox. 45 minutes each. We do tunes by Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Beverly, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Grover Washington Jr and alot more!! All popular music!