styled by Athena Zammit // photo by Alexis Lim

styled by Athena Zammit // photo by Alexis Lim

 Ali Dineen is an artist, performer, musician, and composer from Jackson Heights, Queens. She performs her original music and songs from the American folk tradition regularly in New York City and across the so-called United States. Ali's original music draws upon multiple genres/traditions ranging from 1920s American jazz to Eastern European polyphony. Her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, and highlight the intersections between personal experience, larger histories, and systems of power. Ali teaches adult voice and vocal harmony classes at the Jalopy Theater and School of Music, and assistant directs the Jalopy Chorus with Eva Salina. She also works with various other projects including The Everything Is Fine Theater Company, the Bread and Puppet Theater, and a folk-duo collaboration with Feral Foster. She's currently recording a new EP.

Email ali.dineen@gmail.com for booking or other requests.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

“The Amazing Story Machine” with Doppleskope Productions at The Tank Theater, 2018

Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, 2018

Savannah Music Festival, with Moira Smiley, 2018

Brooklyn Folk Festival, with The Crimson Ragdolls, 2018

The Museum of Art and Design, with sculptor Julianne Swartz, 2017

American Folk Art Museum, solo,  2017

Brooklyn Folk Festival, with Fada, 2017

Washington Square Park Folk Festival, solo, 2017

PRESS & RADIO

Featured on Lin Manuel Miranda's "Galentine's Day" playlist on spotify

Studio 145 Interview with Farid Johnson

WRUV Burlington Review

 

Photo by Brian Geltner 2019

Photo by Brian Geltner 2019

photo by Aaron Winters

photo by Aaron Winters

drawing by Alma Sheppard-Matsuo

drawing by Alma Sheppard-Matsuo

photo by Jake Ratner

photo by Jake Ratner

styled by Athena Zammit // photo by Alexis Lim

styled by Athena Zammit // photo by Alexis Lim

Photo by Alexis Lim // styled by Athena Zammit

Photo by Alexis Lim // styled by Athena Zammit