Alana Macpherson

is a highly skilled saxophonist, performer and arranger from Perth, Western Australia, who is fast becoming known for her passionate improvisations, intricate compositions, and heartfelt arrangements. She has performed both nationally and internationally, and has had extensive involvement with the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO). Alana is also the founding member of the large-ensemble “Nine Lives”, which presents original and re-imagined material by the members of the band, drawing influences from the traditional big band repertoire, as well as modern groups such as the SF Jazz Collective.