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New England Public Radio blog: Karrin Allyson: Jazz Singer, Jazz Presenter - June 2012
Visit Karrin's NEW Jazz Education page - June 2012
Karrin Allyson nominated for 2012 Female Jazz Singer of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. - May 2012
USA Today - Karrin Allyson's 'Round Midnight - Pick of the Week & a Grammy® nod. - 1/24/2011
USA Today - Music Critic Elysa Gardner picks Karrin Allyson's 'Round Midnight
#1 Album of 2011. - 12/2011
Groove Notes: Best 10 Jazz Albums of 2011 "Karrin Allyson - 'Round Midnight" - 12/16/2011
DownBeat Magazine - "Karrin Allyson - 'Round Midnight - Best CDs of 2011: 5-Star Masterpieces" - 12/2011
KC Confidential: "Donnelly: Karrin Allyson, One of Jazz's Finest, Returns to KC for 2 Nights at Jardine's" - November 23, 2011
"Karrin Allyson: The Plastic Sax Interview" - November 20, 2011
(Scrolll down to the Karrin interview.)
JAZZIZ Magazine - "Moonlight Serenades - Karrin Allyson explores the melancholy heart of bittersweet ballads." - Fall 2011
JAZZIZ Magazine - "Karrin Allyson - 'Round Midnight" - 10/21/11
DownBeat Magazine - "Karrin Allyson - 'Round Midnight - 5-Star Review" - 9/9/11
Jazz Times Magazine - Review: "Karrin Allyson - 'Round Midnight" - 7/21/11
Today - "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" PICK OF THE WEEK! - May 17, 2011
"Singers from Sinatra to Alice Cooper have covered this lament. But Allyson's version — from her new 'Round Midnight— is a revelation, with a shivery pathos that's haunting and alluring."
Today's "The Playlist", April 12, 2011
USA Today music critic Elysa Gardner picks Karrin Allyson's "April Come She Will" (from her soon to be released "'Round Midnight" album) as one of 10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening: "Simon's old ballad fits Allyson's exquisite voice and elegant delivery like a silk glove on the latter's 'Round Midnight."
Concord Jazz Sets ‘Round Midnight for May 3rd Release.
On her new album, ‘Round Midnight, Grammy-nominated vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson weaves an elegant, understated dreamscape featuring 11 songs by some of the most storied writers in jazz, Broadway and pop music, from Duke Ellington to Stephen Sondheim to Paul Simon and more. The May 3rd release, the singer’s thirteenth on the respected Concord Jazz label, marks the first time that Allyson plays all the keyboard parts — piano and Rhodes. The subtle production lets Allyson’s voice shine, as she delivers melancholy, mature takes on such classics as ‘Send In The Clowns,’ Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Smile’, Johnny Mandel’s ‘The Shadow of Your Smile,” Ellington’s ‘Sophisticated Lady,’ and more. Allyson will tour this Spring in support of the album, and an itinerary is regularly updated on Tour Dates.
On June 30, 2009, Concord Jazz celebrated Karrin Allyson's illustrious career with her 12th album for the label, By Request: The Best of Karrin Allyson, a 13-track collection that provides a remarkable overview of the musical journeys the thrice Grammy-nominated vocalist has embarked on in the last 15 years.
One of the most noteworthy characteristics of Allyson's career is the diversity of material she has explored, which is fully represented on By Request. "Karrin has expanded the jazz vocal repertoire," says Concord VP Nick Phillips, who cites her ease and authenticity in both French and Portuguese as well as her embrace of the Great American Songbook, roots music, blues and jazz. "She is remarkably talented."
MARCH 25, 2008: For Immediate Release:
Concord Records releases Karrin Allyson's 11th album, IMAGINA:
Songs of Brasil.
While Karrin Allyson has included Brazilian music
on her albums and in her live shows throughout her career, the release
of Imagina: Songs of Brasil marks the first time the singer/songwriter
has devoted an entire album to the music of Brazil.
calls Karrin Allyson's Imagina "...a samba/bossa nova pleasure cruise".
Produced by Karrin and Nick Phillips, Imagina is
a beautiful collection of 14 tracks that features songs sung fully
in Portuguese, as well as Brazilian songs with English translations
by Susannah McCorkle, Chris Caswell, Gene Lees, Paul Williams and
Read more about the album on the CURRENT
MARCH 14, 2008: For Immediate
Release: Newly redesigned Karrin.com website launches. Commissioned
by Karrin Allyson, the site was conceived as a branded fan destination
by AMS Artists Management and Creative Director Terry O'Gara.
Site Build and Design by Schoolhouse Communications. Site maintenance
and updates will be handled by both Schoolhouse and Webjazz.net.
MARCH, 10, 2008: It's official,
the Japanese love Karrin Allyson! The singer and her trio return
from Japan, having captivated fans at the Blue Note Tokyo. Tomorrow,
off to Punta Gorda, Florida and then onward to Tel Aviv!
FEBRUARY, 15, 2008: Jazz.com
presents an in-depth interview with Karrin Allyson, IN
CONVERSATION WITH KARRIN ALLYSON, by Marissa Dodge, and you
can read the whole thing online! The extensive interview is also
illustrated with amazing paintings of Karrin by artist, Suzanne
JANUARY 1, 2008: Happy New Year!
NOVEMBER 5, 2007: Nick Morrison's
KPLU interview with Karrin Allyson is available to hear online.
Listen to the entire program by clicking on the link: A
Sneak Peak of Karrin Allyson's Brazilian Jazz.
OCTOBER 1, 2007: For Immediate
Release: Karrin Allyson welcomes Eric Hanson/Tree Lawn Artists to her team, in the capacity of booking agency.
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