Karrin Allyson - Five time Grammy Nominee
The Houston Press "If there's a choir in heaven, someday the exquisite vocalist Karrin Allyson will lead it. She's such an otherworldly talent that the creator probably already has her on heavy rotation."
Well, no worries because Karrin Allyson will be part of this earthly choir for a very long time. But she is moving on, after a jam-packed career with Concord Jazz thirteen albums, five Grammy nominations, and a recent self-produced holiday album, Yuletide Hideaway that won four stars from Downbeat.
In addition to Karrin Allyson, the award winning Vocal Unlimited, under the direction of Jolene Dalton-Gailey will perform.
In May of 2015, Karrin headed back into the recording studio with for a very intimate look at the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. For Karrin,who actually played Nelly Forbush in a production of South Pacific as a teenager this album is a
return. I've been all around the world musically, from bop and bossa and chanson to blues and singersongwriters. And now, I feel like coming home. I find myself powerfully drawn to the world of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Karrin lives in New York City, following a childhood in the midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas
City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Karrin currently spends two days out of three on tour, playing the major jazz festivals, concert venues and clubs of the U.S. and making repeated tours overseas to Brazil, Japan, Australia and the great cities of Europe.
Throughout 2014 Allyson was featured as solo vocalist in the Newport Now 60 Tour which played in thirty cities across the US and Canada before concluding the 2014 Newport Festival. Among musicians, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the deep pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates it sounds so effortless but it conceals a deep musical sophistication. Its one of Allysons great achievements the result of working over the years with an ensemble of fearless and powerfully committed jazz virtuosi.
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