My Favorite Color (Avant Bass, 2014) Tenth Overall Recording and First Studio Album in 8 Years Set For Release May 13, 2014
“Her gift is utterly distinctive and even innovative…a masterpiece. It’s revelatory and sounds effortless.” Billboard
Long known for the enticing smoky quality of her voice and the natural sincerity of her interpretations, jazz vocalist Jackie Allen releases her tenth CD MY FAVORITE COLOR, May 13, 2014. This marks the long anticipated follow- up studio album to her 2006 Blue Note highly-acclaimed recording Tangled.
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“Jackie does more than sing the words… Allen crawls inside a lyric and gets
comfortable. My Favorite Color is stunning! 5 stars.” Brent Black, Critical
“This is a good-to-be-alive set that shimmers, bubbles, and spreads the good
vibes from a bottomless well.” Chris Spector, Midwest Record
…There's only one way to describe it: Wow! -Christopher Louden, Jazz
A model of lustrous tone and clear headed energy, then waxes
blue...exercising the fine art of understatement. -Josef Woodward, Down
Her gift is utterly distinctive and even innovative, since there isn't another
singer out there who phrases like her..
Willing to teach
Taught at many schools and colleges including:
Roosevelt University (currently)
Old Town School of Folk Music
Bloom School of Jazz
Available by appointment
Jackie is available for a variety of clinics including:
Learning Jazz Standards
Arranging Your Tunes with a Band
Jazz Vocal Masterclasses
Jackie has given masterclasses at universities, festivals, and conferences in the
US, Europe, and Asia.