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Karrin Allyson

One of the more impressive jazz singers to emerge in the '90s, Karrin Allyson is a great scat singer but also highly expressive on ballads. Born in Great Bend, Kansas, Allyson grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and the San Francisco Bay Area -- during which time she began taking classical piano lessons, in addition to performing as a folksinger and in an all-female rock band, Tomboy. Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1987 (and receiving a degree in piano), Allyson sang regularly at a Kansas City nightclub owned by her uncle, a locale Allyson decided to settle down in and call her permanent home base. Signed to the Concord Jazz label, in 1992 Allyson issued her debut, I Didn't Know About You, which led to such accolades as being name-checked in Playboy's Annual Reader's Poll alongside such greats as Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn. Subsequently, Allyson assembled a fine backing band consisting of fellow Kansas City musicians: pianist Paul Smith, guitarists Danny Embrey and Rod Fleeman, bassist Bob Bowman, and drummer Todd Strait, who have played on the majority of her recordings.

Allyson continued issuing albums at a steady pace throughout the remainder of the decade, including such titles as 1993's Sweet Home Cookin' and 1994's Azure-Té, plus a pair in 1996, Collage and Daydream. For her final release of the '90s, 1999's From Paris to Rio, Allyson decided to try something different and issued an album in which she sang lyrics in French and Portuguese, while covering a lot of ground stylistically (everything from a Jacques Brel cover to samba and bossa nova tunes). Allyson's next offering, 2001's Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane, proved to be one of the most acclaimed and successful of her entire career, as it earned a pair of Grammy nominations. For 2002's In Blue, Allyson opted to cover other artists' material (Mose Allison, Joni Mitchell, George and Ira Gershwin, Blossom Dearie, Abbey Lincoln, Oscar Brown, Jr., and Bonnie Raitt), as the singer only penned one of the album's 13 tracks, a path she also followed two years later on Wild for You, which contained her versions of songs from artists she had grown up with, like Cat Stevens, James Taylor, and Mitchell. In 2006 she released Footprints, earning herself a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Over the years, Allyson has performed at some of the top concert halls in the U.S., including an all-star tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at New York's Carnegie Hall, in addition to playing alongside both the Kansas City and Omaha symphonies. In 2008 Allyson released Imagina: Songs of Brasil, interpreting the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Edú Lobo, Torquato Neto, and Pedro Caetano. She toured the recording for the next year before taking a break. In 2010 she began recording collection of jazz, pop, and Broadway standards entitled 'Round Midnight, where she cut tunes by everyone from Duke Ellington and Stephen Sondheim to Paul Simon and Bill Evans. The album marked the first time in her recording career that she played all the keyboards on the set. It was issued in 2011 by Concord Jazz. ~ Scott Yanow & Greg Prato, Rovi
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Just sexy .brazillians know jazz.
Now playing at Dean Lesher in Walnut Creek. I'll try to catch her next time. Gosto demais!
Love it !
Superb!
nessy890828
Love jazz, can't believe I'm just now discovering her..gosh. perfect
Nice voice. Hearing her for the first time. I detect a bit of Astrud & Bebel in her voice.
One of the most talented modern day vocalists.
margaritajea n l u c
a great voice une tres belle histoire merci Jean Luc
MISS YOU MUCH, MART
No one does I didn't know about you better than Karrin Allyson
Wow. Beautiful.
O man What an era!
trecia.dejea n
Wonderful music and her voice is really nice!
She's perfection.
What a beautiful sound.
Long time no see.....stil l love us. From the Fairmont, it,s Mart
corwolfna
Fantastic! Fantastic! FANTASTIC! Makes me want to get those dance lessons I've been dreaming about....... . t h e n a partner to dance along with!hahaha That's how infectious this music is! What a beautiful voice!
Just plain delicious sound for the Brazilian song My little Boat and in great Portuguese. What took me so long to find her?
She scat sings with her guitarist like no one else I've ever heard..
vinniemaine
Awesome! Nice accent!
Wow, I am not familiar with her, but I AM impressed.
enzoinbath
consumate professional . She does this piece on UTube. check it out
haughty
love her french stuff the most... love to see her perform anywhere...
As a Kansas City native who has had the pleasure of seeing her regularly throughout the 80s and 90s, I think she is among the greatest vocalists of our time...and such a sweetheart, too!
jmisuraca611 0 3
A voice filled with fun
Karrin is one of the best.
Love her voice... sexy and sensual...
joylady90056
I love it!
I'm liking her new stuff...
I love how she sings in Brazilian Portuguese.. i n t o n a t i o n and dynamics and of course her melodic voicse
heidi120
She's even better in person.
ses344
great singer
robinshafa
Beautiful !!
boricua-mami 7 8
Love her voice!!! :)
jeanrhunter
niiiiiiiiiii c e ! ! !
jmprs2001
Beautiful music!
tammywrites
this is the real deal... great music!
As a music industry veteran, I finished my carrier at Tower Records E. Village NYC in The Jazz Dept.Thats where I 1st heard Karrin, became a fan & loved turning on customers to her special gift. I have seen her live so many times & am always amazed at how new & fresh performance is . She is a true master of her craft. I am honored and delighted to call her my friend.
elyown2
My dream is to at least meet Karrin Allyson and play one tune with her.
I am looking for Karrin Allyson singing 'Guilty'.
mad4tunes
Laura, I think the song you're looking for is "O Pato" on "From Paris to Rio".
mad4tunes
I fell in love with her when I first heard "Collage". I've made special trips to see her in concert...my favorite was in Long Beach.
laura_gutier
she has a song about summer ducks and animals --- what album or what is the name of that song???
elyown2
One of the greatest. Her style is super-magnif i q u e including the musicians. I am also a guitar player of her music style
the first i heard of her was o barquinho, and she sounds like a native Brazilian singer! perfect, brilliant, soft. boa!
wangene.r.r. h a l l
I love Karrin. She is such an expressive singer, and an excellent vocal coach.
Karrin, Come back again to Muncie, Indiana
Karrin Allyson: Wonderful!
Her Coltrane album 2001 is a must listen for a jazz fan
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