Ali has that magical combination of a wonderful voice and original songs that really appeal to listeners through insightful lyrics and memorable melodies. She’s such a talented and engaging performer!
— Gary Fry, Emmy-winning composer and music producer

Ali Jackson is an 18 year old Indie-folk performance artist from Lake Bluff, Illinois. Her stirring vocals and arpeggio style of guitar playing convey the honesty of emotion found in her folk music selections.  In her own compositions, Ali draws on life experiences, whether fond memories of her childhood home in Texas, or the challenges of opening oneself up to trust in a relationship.  For Ali, life is a "work in progress", and song writing is her way of capturing life's unique moments.  Ali is a member of the MYA ensemble "VX", a studio recording group lead by Emmy-winning Composer and Music Producer, Gary Fry. She has performed at the Village Tavern in Long Grove, Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia, The City Winery in Chicago, Madame ZuZu's in Highland Park, The John and Nancy Hughes Theater in the Gorton Center in Lake Forest, IL and in the 2017 Lake Forest Days Parade to name a few. She gives a lot of her time to performing for, and entertaining the residents at various retirement homes.