With a voice “supple as silk and smooth as cashmere” (John Gilbert, eJazzNews), and “mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French” (Doug Boynton, GirlSingers.org), Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique montage of jazz-driven melodies and rhythms in six languages that is turning heads. From Brazilian to straight ahead, French chansons to Mediterranean and beyond– ”expect the unexpected.” (Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene)
About Allison Adams Tucker: 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. Allison's vocal palette has been colored by her experience in a variety of musical genres throughout her life, from a cappella Elizabethan madrigals to punk rock to country to commercial jingles. Since 2005 Tucker has found the most natural fit to be jazz. The genre's freedom of expression and intellectual tilt were both appealing, as was its openness to absorb styles and accents from throughout the vocalist’s travels.
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Perky and upbeat…soulful.
— George Harris for Jazz Weekly
Rich, soothing... Tucker's lyrics and vocals have the power to enchant.
— Woodrow Wilkins The Jazz Writer
April In Paris radiates a certain international chic... with a voice that's as soft as twilight and as enchanting as twinkling stars.
— Carol Banks Weber for AXS
April In Paris is a delight from start to finish.
— Scott Yanow LA Jazz Scene
...lustrous in any language. A vocalist who clarifies every note within a hair's breath.
— Carol Banks Weber for Examiner
...one thrush who knows how to swing
San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Art degree in Linguistics with Minor in Music Vocal Performance. Over 20 years of teaching experience abroad and in the U.S. Specializing in jazz, pop, musical theater, R&B, blues, country, and children's music for students of all levels and ages with focus on vocal health, range and control development, breath support, performance, and music theory.
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