This was a special album for me to record as I’ve been singing these songs all my life. I feel powerfully drawn to the world of Rodgers and Hammerstein because of the classic American stories and the gorgeous melodies. It’s near perfect music. I’m so happy to have these beautiful songs back in my life… and to play them with a rhythm section that’s truly a dream come true. Kenny Barron and John Patitucci bring pure musicality and so much heart to every note along the way. Hope you enjoy!!!
» Live …from BAM with Ted Firth/piano, Sean Smith/bass, Mark McLean/drums, and Randy Napoleon/ guitar performing When I Think of Tom/Hello Young Lovers from Karrin’s upcoming Motema release, Many A New Day (Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein). Set to release in September, this 14-song collection features Allyson’s romantic, sly and swinging take on songs that have become part of the international cultural fabric such as Bali H’ai, Edelweiss, Happy Talk, This Nearly Was Mine. The collection features the distinctive pairing of Kenny Barron on piano and John Patitucci on bass (only the second time the two have recorded together).
» Thank you Adelaide! Loved the Adelaide Festival, Australia! Review
» I am very happy to announce I have signed with Motema Record Label; Artists of Power and Distinction – a very exciting label based in NYC. Check them out: Motema.com
I’m recording with Kenny Barron and John Patitucci on May 1 & 2 — our project will be out in September of this year.
» Broadcast Live from Scullers Karrin Allyson on WGBH 89.7 and streaming world wide Friday April 17 on Eric Jackson’s show at 10PM. This is Boston’s great PBS station
» Read the International Review of Music‘s review of Karrin at Catalina Jazz Club, http://blogs.seattletimes.com/soundposts/2014/10/31/21875/ December, 2014.
» Listen to Karrin performing live in MPR Studios http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/22/daily-circuit-karrin-allyson December, 2014.
» Read the Kansas City Star‘s review by Bill Brownlee of Karrin at The Folly Theater, http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/back-to-rockville/article4725525.html December, 2014.
» Read the Kansas City Star‘s review by Joe Klopus of Karrin at The Folly Theater, http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article4531419.html December, 2014.
» Read the The Jazz Police‘s preview of Karrin at The Dakota, Minneapolis, http://www.jazzpolice.com/content/view/11472/68/ December, 2014.
» Read the The Star Tribune‘s preview of Karrin at The Dakota, Minneapolis, http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/286265411.html December, 2014.
» Read the Seattle – Times review of Karrin’s opening night at Jazz Alley, http://blogs.seattletimes.com/soundposts/2014/10/31/21875/ October 31, 2014.
» Catch Karrin guest DJ-ing Saturday, November 8th at 4pm, Tuesday November 11th at 7pm, and Friday November 14th at 11am on The Jonathan Channel, http://www.thejonathanchannel.org/ . The show is also available at http://www.wnyc.org/ , http://www.wqxr.org/ on the WNYC and WQXR apps as well as at TuneIn, iHeart Radio and iTunes.
» Karrin has posted new Road Words, September 2014.
» Check out Karrin’s new gallery of images sent to her by fans, “FAN FARE”
» Karrin on Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan Originally aired on CBS station 1580 AM in Washington, D.C.
» Karrin’s TEDxUMKC Talk – “Live an artful life”
» Photo by Gary Tinnes, at SOKA Performing Arts Center, SOKA University
» New Road Words Published Karrin’s Latest News
» The International Review of Music– Review by Don Heckman – Live Jazz: The 60th Anniversary of Jazz at Massey Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival at Disney Hall
» Kansas City’s JAM – Cover Story – Jazz Ambassador Magazine – Feb/March 2014 Cover Story
» @TribLive Review by Bob Karlovits Review
» City Pages,Minneapolis – reviews Yuletide Hideaway- “…a superb song interpreter who can freshen up the most familiar material, as she does on standards like “The Christmas Song” and “Winter Wonderland.”
» SomethingElseReviews, syndicated via All About Jazz, Google News, RSS News Feed and more – reviews Yuletide Hideaway- “It’s Perfect”
» Wall Street Journal “Ms. Allyson’s notes fly in the air like reindeer and land like snow flakes or baubles upon the tree. Even “Winter Wonderland” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” seem darker and moodier than ever before.”
» Rock critic Jim Pasinski hails Yuletide Hideaway- “Silky smooth with her gentle delivery…”
» Critic Brian Arsenault includes Yuletide Hideaway in his Holiday CD round-up for International Review of Music – “Warm as Nana’s quilt…”
» New York Times Review – Holiday Cheer for the Ears
By JON CARAMANICA, NATE CHINEN, BEN RATLIFF and JON PARELES Published: November 28, 2013 “Karrin Allyson is a jazz singer of sure interpretive ability, and she puts it to good use on a mellow holiday assortment…”
» DownBeat gives “Yuletide Hideaway” 4 Stars DownBeat’s Digital Edition December 2013 “…she has delivered a sterling holiday album that fans will turn to year after year when the time comes to hang the mistletoe.”
» Four-Time Grammy Nominee Karrin Allyson releases “Yuletide Hideaway” November 1 ~ Karrin’s first independent release!
Karrin is one of Elysa Gardner’s top 10 highlights for this week’s listening: “This Time of Year, Karrin Allyson. A new platter of warm, honeyed jazz from Allyson is reason to celebrate the holidays early: Yuletide Hideaway arrives Nov. 1.”
» DownBeat Magazine
61st Annual DownBeat Critics Poll – Karrin Allyson wins Rising Star Female Vocalist – June 2013
» Voice of America – Beyond Category: Karrin Allyson
Karrin Allyson with Todd Strait (drums), Steve Cardenas (guitar), Ed Howard (bass). Interviewed by Eric Felten (trombone). A 30 minute video interview with 4 Karrin tunes.
» Kansas City Jam Magazine – Review of Yuletide Hideaway
“Let’s put it out there, quickly: Karrin Allyson’s Christmas record Yuletide Hideaway is superb.” – Roger Atkinson
» Karrin added to Newport Jazz Festival Lineup
The “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60″ tour celebrates the great history of the Newport Jazz Festival and its current role as one of the most active presenters of contemporary jazz artists in the world. The star-studded ensemble features Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield accompanied by the A-list rhythm section of pianist Peter Martin, drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Larry Grenadier.