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Cabin Fever Music: Alyssa Allgood Part of the Cabin Fever Music Series
“…she’s off to a remarkable start, a young singer of unusual accomplishment and extraordinary potential.”
-Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Chicago-based jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood has been recognized as an artist who “impressively sings, scats and writes original lyrics” (DownBeat Magazine). Her voice is “radiant…strong and coolly expressive. She sings with a maturity marked by restraint and nuance” (Neil Tesser, Grammy Award-winning writer and critic). Alyssa recently won the first Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Voice Competition held in Washington D.C. She was also named a 2016 Jazz Fellow through the Luminarts Cultural Foundation in Chicago, a Top 15 Finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and second place winner in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Voice Competition. Her debut album, “Out of the Blue”, reimagines the classic Blue Note Records era with original arrangements and lyrics. The album received wide critical acclaim and was hailed as a “Best Release of 2016” by eight different publications, including The Huffington Post, All About Jazz and The New York City Jazz Record. Critics consistently praised Alyssa’s instrumental approach and accomplished scat and vocalese singing. Alyssa currently directs the top vocal jazz ensemble at Neuqua Valley High School and works as the Jazz and Choral Programs Coordinator at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, where she directed the first annual Vocal Jazz Workshop in 2017. Come hear Alyssa in the intimacy of our Stuart Community Room on February 11th!
Purchase a Cabin Fever Music Pass for $55 and receive a discounted entry to all in our series:
Alyssa Allgood (Jazz) February 11
Don Steirnberg (Bluegrass) February 25
Cathy Glickman (Linda Rhonstadt) March 11
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