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Alana Dawes - Bassist

Artist's Statement


From Adelaide, Australia, Alana completed a Master of Music Performance Degree (classical double bass) in 2014 at Ithaca College, New York, after a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree, with Honours from the University of Adelaide (jazz performance).

Alana has been fortunate to perform alongside many wonderful and diverse musicians including Kristin Chenoweth (2014 Australian tour), and Sherie Rene Scott (USA, UK and Australia), as well as performances with Lea Salonga, Eden Espinosa, Judy Kuhn, Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway, and Australian artists such as James Morrison, Barry Humphries, Kate Cebrano, and Rachael Beck, amongst many others.

Alana has been residing in New York for the last four years, where she has been active as a freelance musician; and will be permanently returning to Australia during December 2015.

When in Australia, Alana works regularly with the Adelaide Art Orchestra and as a freelance musician. This year Alana worked alongside BassWorks Australia as co-director of the 2015 National Bass Workshop, which took place in Adelaide during April; Last year she performed for the Australian tour of Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life the musical, written by Amity Dry with Mark Ferguson. More recently, Alana just performed as the bassist for Ghost the Musical at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

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