Whether capturing hearts on tour as a solo artist, as a band leader or finding inspiration through unexpected collaborations with a wide range of artists, she has that rare ability to silence a room with just the first few words of a song. Steeped in R&B and soul but equally adept as a singer-songwriter alone with her electric guitar her presence transcends both genre and crowd size. "No matter the genre, I'm seeking musical transcendence or bust," says Ali. "I want to move you and be moved by you. I want to get everyone in the room feeling the same thing."
Her debut album, "Slow Burn," released November 2017 featured her powerhouse band that includes members who have toured with the highest caliber of artists including D'angelo, Lalah Hathaway, Lettuce, Marcus King, Kendrick Lamar and more. Slow Burn was described as “wistful yet liberating; raw yet still devastatingly beautiful” (Candace McDuffie, Vanyaland) and garnered high praise throughout the New England music scene. She is currently at work on her next album with her touring band.