About Ms. Margaret and The Band
Ms. Alison Margaret Ruppenthal is a widely known jazz artist, music educator, and pianist based in Madison, WI. She began her career in Chicago, studying and performing with artists such as Orbert Davis, William Russo, Frank Dawson and Frank Parker Jr.
After attaining her undergraduate degree in Vocal Jazz Performance from Columbia College-Chicago, she collaborated with renowned pianist and composer, Laurence Hobgood, to record her debut CD "Come Sunday" in November, 2007 (Violet Records LLC).
Currently, Ms. Margaret leads the "Alison Margaret Jazz Quartet" featuring vibraphonist Geoff Brady, upright bassist John Christensen, and drummer Michael Brenneis. The quartet is preparing to release their first album together that will highlight English, American, and Irish folk standards, original tunes, and jazz classics.
Paralleling her performing career Ms. Margaret will be graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fall 2009 with her masters in Music Education, specializing in jazz education. Likewise, Ms. Margaret is an accomplished pianist and maintains a substantial teaching studio at Ward-Brodt Music Mall.
SELECT PERFORMANCE VENUES:
-CBS Studios is Los Angeles, California (Spirit of Chicago Award presented to Jim Belushi)
-The Green Mill (Chicago, IL)
-The Hot House (Chicago, IL)
-Jazz Showcase (Chicago, IL)
-The Metro (Chicago, IL)
-Park West (Chicago, IL)
-The Sears Tower (Chicago, IL)
-Navy Pier (Chicago, IL)
-IAJE Festival (The Civic Center in Toronto, Canada)
-The Brink Lounge (Madison, WI)
-WORT 89.9 (Madison, WI)
-Restaurant Magnus (Madison, WI)
-Monona Terrace (Madison, WI)
-Ward-Brodt Music Mall (Madison, WI)
-Concourse Hotel (Madison, WI)
-Jazz at 5 (Madison, WI)
-The Mic 92.1 (Madison's Progressive Talk)