Allison is also band member of Harlem Parlour Music Club, her project Al & Ann, with Ann Klein released "Rope & Tie" on Harlem Parlour Records in January 2011.
Allison is currently songwriting and producing a new project, as well as, touring with Canada's Shania Twain and Jann Arden.
Allison Cornell earned her Masters from the prestigious Julliard and is a very versatile accompanist in the studio and on the road; providing keyboards, viola, violin and guitar. Her impressive credits include, backup vocals for Shania Twain, Paula Cole, Joe Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Ronnie Spector, and many others. As she continued her education in New York as a singer songwriter, she toured with Joe Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega, Shania Twain, Angelique Kidjo, Jann Arden, Tracy Chapman, Pat Benatar, Ann-Margret and Ronnie Spector. Her recording credits include work with Cyndi Lauper, Jann Arden, Pat Benatar, Joe Jackson, Rachael Sage, Carter Burwell, Tim Booth, Angelo Badelmente and Branford Marsalis.
In 2005 Allison released her debut solo CD 'Pretty Colored Lights', the music on the project not only reflects her incredible musicianship but also displays her amazing songwriting skills. 'Pretty Color Lights' offers a variety of jazz infused pop, with something for everyone. The recordings show her eclecticism and virtuosity on strings, keys and vocals. She's a masterful chameleon - effectively incorporating R&B, Pop, Dance, Jazz and even Americana. "Pretty Colored Lights" proves why Allison Cornell is one of the most in-demand touring musicians for acts from Cyndi Lauper and Jann Arden to Shania Twain.
Allison Cornell is the featured artist on the album, Jhoom: the Intoxication of Surrender, by Raven Recordings and has also contributed to many Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors albums.
"I know that you are probably sick of hearing it from me, but Gabrielle and I are your biggest fans. You did so many astounding and creative tracks and became like the backbone of our recordings during that period. And I consider myself a great musical genius for deciding to turn JHOOM over to you. Amazing work."
~ Robert Ansell, Owner & Artist Raven Recording
Allison Cornell - 'Glamour and Pain' LIVE with Joe Jackson