If you like a classy, amazing jazz voice, then you will find a welcome new friend in Karrin Allyson.
Karrin Allyson has established herself as one of the most appealing and skilled vocalists in jazz. An expressive ballad singer noted for her mastery of lyric interpretation, Allyson is also a creative improviser.
This show features Karrin Allyson and her music recorded live at Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island in San Diego.
Allyson’s light, flexible alto has a slight rasp that gives her timbre distinctiveness and texture. She moves effortlessly throughout her modest range, even at breakneck tempos, and always stays impeccably in tune. Her diction is flawless and her phrasing is conversational. Having cut her teeth on the Kansas City jazz scene, it should be no surprise that Allyson swings hard. She is also an impressive bop-based improviser who both scats and improvises within the lyrics.