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World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Releases New Recording “April In Paris”

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"With a voice supple, agile, and bright, she executes each song on the tracklist with ease and imagination, creating a serene atmosphere that leaves you smiling." —Eva Simontacchi for Jazzitalia

Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker is celebrating the release of her second CD “April in Paris” on June 3, 2014 – Songs of springtime and new beginnings from around the world. The album was recorded in Paris on UNESCO’s 1st International Jazz Day at the end of her last Europe tour, including international musicians and arrangers from five countries.

>With a voice “supple as silk and smooth as cashmere” (eJazzNews), and “mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French” (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)

Allison’s voice can be heard on national jingles and video games, and her interpretation of “La Vie En Rose” is one to the top downloads on iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify worldwide. She performs regularly for audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and around the US.

Allison pre-released the album with a concert in her hometown San Diego on April 26 to a sold out audience (The Loft UCSD) commemorating International Jazz Day and the anniversary of the recording date in Paris. Adams Tucker will bring the new album to various cities on her April in Paris Tour including: Los Angeles (Vitello’s June 13), Oakland (Piedmont Piano Company June 15, The Sound Room August 16), San Jose (San Jose Jazz August 15), Bellingham WA (The Jazz Project August 19), Seattle (The Royal Room August 20), New York City (SubCulture July 26), and Honolulu (Hawaii Public Radio November 22). More tour dates are being added.

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 punk rock to Elizabethan a cappella. These experiences led her on a natural and steadfast transition to the world of jazz in 2005.



Allison's love for languages and world cultures also began at a young age, and she has studied and sings in 6 languages besides her own. She has lived in Japan and Spain and has traveled to over 15 countries. This “wanderlust" is evident in the music she chooses today. Her music reflects her passion for world cultures with rhythms, melodies, and lyrics of Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, Japan, and the US.


Allison's debut CD “Come With Me" (Allegato Music, July 2008), co-produced by jazz guitarist Peter Sprague (Dianne Reeves, David Benoit, Chick Corea, Sergio Mendes) and arranged by Kamau Kenyatta (Gregory Porter, Hubert Laws, Earl Klugh, Patti Austin), received international acclaim, was nominated for Best Jazz Album 2009 by the San Diego Music Awards, and continues to receive airplay on radio stations in 18 countries. 



Allison's sophomore CD “April in Paris", celebrating songs of springtime from around the world, was recorded in Paris on UNESCO's 1st Annual International Jazz Day at the end of a 9-concert tour through Italy & France. Arrangers for this album include Kamau Kenyatta, Danny Green, Emmanuel Massarotti, and Jovino Santos Neto. “April in Paris" is scheduled for release on June 3, 2014. 



As a session vocalist, Allison's voice can be heard in the video game “The Saboteur" soundtrack singing French jazz in the company of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Madeleine Peyroux, & others. This has resulted in a cult following by the typically “non-jazz listening" gamer audience. 



As an international artist, Allison has entertained audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including performances on local and national television, on radio stations, and in festivals and jazz clubs. Allison has shared festival billing and musical collaborations with jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Poncho Sanchez, Ivan Lins, Mindy Abair, Pete Escoveda, Sheila E, Tommy Campbell, Gene Jackson, Mirko Guerrini, Toku (Japan Sony Music) and Ken Ota (Japan Universal Jazz), among others.

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