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Alyssa Allgood is an exciting new voice in vocal jazz, offering a unique interpretation of the repertoire with vocal improvisation and arranging. This past spring she was awarded the Best Collegiate Vocal Jazz Soloist of 2014 in DownBeat Magazine's Student Music Awards. This fall she was named one of the top 40 semifinalists of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.
Alyssa recently released her debut EP recording, entitled Lady Bird. This five- song album features her original writing, arranging, lyrics and improvising. It can be purchased through all major online distribution sites.
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“It is obvious from the first joyful scat-filled notes on “Yardbird Suite” that Alyssa
Allgood is one of the top up-and-coming jazz singers around today. Her voice is
clear, flexible and appealing, and she has a real feel for the music. The album
Lady Bird, which serves as an excellent introduction to Alyssa Allgood, will
delight fans of straight ahead bop-oriented jazz.”
-Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian and contributor to Downbeat and Jazziz;
author of 11 books including The Jazz Singers, The Great Jazz Guitarists and Jazz
On Record 1917-76
Alyssa is the real deal
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