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Alyssa Allgood

Alyssa Allgood has gained attention for “her technical control and [the] creative imagination of her work (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). She has been described as an “impressive bop- oriented singer” by DownBeat Magazine and “an emerging talent of considerable strength” by The New York City Jazz Record.

Allgood was named “Best Jazz Entertainer” in the 2019 Chicago Music Awards. Her performance accolades include a residency at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Club in Shanghai, appearances at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, and headlining appearances at the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase and Winter’s Jazz Club in Chicago. Allgood has also appeared at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Dakota, the Jazz Estate and Noce Jazz Club.

She won the first Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition held in Washington D.C. in 2017, where part of her prize was to join the “Four Generations of Miles Davis” Band for a song at the famous Blues Alley. Other notable awards include being named a Finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competitions, a 2016 Jazz Fellow through the Luminarts Cultural Foundation in Chicago and second place winner in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Voice Competition. She also placed as a Semifinalist in the 2015 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition; where she competed live in Switzerland for a jury presided by jazz legend Al Jarreau.

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”A fast-rising Chicago singer... Allgood combines an unpretentious stage manner with a sophisticated jazz sensibility.” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“An impressive bop-oriented singer...Allgood comes roaring out of the gate on her second release, singing with enthusiasm and power...” 3.5 star review DownBeat Magazine

“…She is undeniably skillful at what she does. The expressive Chicagoan wears different hats, from scat singer to interpreter of familiar lyrics, to lyricist—and she shines in all of those areas on this outing.” The New York City Jazz Record

“A fullness of expression found in so few vocalists cut from current cloth…she is quintessential in every regard

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Cellar Records
2021

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Jerujazz Records
2016

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2015

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