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Jackie Allen

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 Jazz

“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 Times

”A model of lustrous tone and clear headed energy, then waxes blue...exercising the fine art of understatement.” -Josef Woodward, Down Beat

”Her gift is utterly distinctive and even innovative, since there isn't another singer out there who phrases like her..

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Lincoln, NE

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Taught at many schools and colleges including:

Roosevelt University (currently)

Elmhurst College

Wisconsin Conservatory

Old Town School of Folk Music

Bloom School of Jazz

Available by appointment

Rates vary

Clinic/Workshop Information

Jackie is available for a variety of clinics including:

Choosing Repertoire

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.

Discography

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