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ARTICLE: RADIO

Big Noise New York

Read "Big Noise New York" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The first broadcast of 2019 included a preview of some of the many artists performing in New York at the Winter Jazzfest and APAP annual convention, with new releases by Simone Kopmajer, Something Blue and Stacy Sullivan, plus birthday shout outs to Myra Melford, Carol Sudhalter, James Shipp, and vocalist Christine Tobin, among others.

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Allison Adams Tucker

4 stars, DownBeat Magazine"Powerful singer"
JazzTimes"Light and buoyant, her voice is remarkably fresh, its purity underscored by considerable depth and sagely shaded hues”
LondonJazzNews"Marvellous articulation, great tonal accuracy, and dynamic drive"

Born in San Diego, California, multi-lingual jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker began singing before she could speak. Allison was raised by classically trained musical parents, and began performing in front of audiences at age 5. She studied piano, flute, violin, dance and voice from elementary school and holds a BA in Linguistics / Music Vocal Performance and an AA in Italian

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Allison Adams Tucker: WANDERlust

Read "WANDERlust" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many modern-day jazz vocalists have been known to touchdown in a few different locales over the course of an album, but few to none get their passports stamped in as many places as Allison Adams Tucker does on the aptly named WANDERlust. Tucker brings her multilingual brilliance and cultural savvy to the fore during this expertly ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Allison Adams Tucker, the California-based multi-lingual jazz vocalist, will perform at the Blue Note Sunday Brunch in jny: New York City on January 17, 2016 for two sets at 11:30am & 1:30pm. Tucker will be previewing selections from her upcoming album WANDERlust, as well as presenting a program of Brazilian-infused jazz tunes that she sings in six different languages. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Allison Adams Tucker Spends "April In Paris" For Jazz Tour

Allison Adams Tucker Spends "April In Paris" For Jazz Tour

If Allison Adams Tucker’s new album, April In Paris, radiates a certain international chic, it’s because the San Diego vocalist recorded her second solo album in the City of Love with a cast of international musicians and arrangers — on UNESCO’s first International Jazz Day. The multi-lingual jazz artist (she can sing in six languages) was ...

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Releases New Recording “April In Paris”

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Releases New Recording “April In Paris”

"With a voice supple, agile, and bright, she executes each song on the tracklist with ease and imagination, creating a serene atmosphere that leaves you smiling." —Eva Simontacchi for Jazzitalia Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker is celebrating the release of her second CD “April in Paris” on June 3, 2014 – Songs of springtime and new beginnings ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Peter Sprague: Calling Me Home

Read "Peter Sprague: Calling Me Home" reviewed by Robert Bush

Peter Sprague

Calling Me Home

SBE Records

2010

In his varied, 30 year career, guitarist and composer Peter Sprague has always shown an affinity for vocalists. On Calling Me Home, this affinity is expanded to its logical conclusion. The disc features vocals on every tune and draws from a deep talent pool ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazzitalia CD Review: Allison Adams Tucker "Come with Me"

Jazzitalia CD Review: Allison Adams Tucker "Come with Me"

Allison Adams Tucker - Come With Me Kamau Kenyatta - piano/arrangement; Peter Sprague - guitar; Evona Wascinski - bass; Dylan Savage - drums; Fabio Oliveira - percussion; Louisa West - flute; Reiko Obata - Japanese koto harp; Ray Suen - violin; Derek Cannon - trumpet; Patrick Berrogain - French guitar; Danny Green - Brazilian piano; Allison Adams ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Local Musicians Organize Second Brasil Jazz Festa

Local Musicians Organize Second Brasil Jazz Festa

By JIM TRAGESER, North County Times San Diego, CA Allison Adams Tucker, left, sings during the 2008 Brasil Jazz Festa at the Encinitas Library.

It was a shared love of Brazilian music--particularly Brazilian jazz--that led a group of local musicians to pull together last fall's initial Brasil Jazz Festa.

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival

Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival

Live Jazz concerts Family Fun, Dixieland, Big Bands, Swing, Straight Ahead... an Art Faire, workshops and more! Take over Old Town Temecula for the 6th Annual Temecula International Jazz Festival July 10-12th. The Southern California Wine Country of Temecula comes alive again this year with Poncho Sanchez, Alex Ligertwood formerly of SANATANA, Kenny Burrell, Richie Cole, ...