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Allison Adams Tucker

Venue: Livermead Cliff Hotel, Seafront, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6RQ Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm This is a seated event. Seats are unallocated.
Bar meals are available, ordering advised. Checkout their menu here

Wednesday 10 July 2024 8pm.
Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay

Allison Adams Tucker live at Fougou Jazz. A Fougou Music presentation
Buy tickets for Allison Adams Tucker £16 adult, £6 student

Allison Adams Tucker is returning to Fougou Jazz for a fourth visit from her home in California!

This time she celebrates her latest album RETRO Trilogy, and will feature Dale Hambridge keys, Al Swainger bass, Andrew Tween drums, and Andy Christie guitar. 

Recorded in New York City with a heavy-hitter band and nominated for Best Jazz Album 2024 by San Diego Music Awards, RETRO Trilogy delivers re-imaginings of iconic music from the 1970s, 80s, 90s by Paul Simon, David Bowie, Queen, The Cure, Sting, Annie Lennox, Prince and more in the language of jazz.  “A memoir written for a younger self with sympathy and intelligence, Retro Trilogy makes for revelatory listening whether or not you happened to be around.” — JazzTimes 

Given 4 stars by DownBeat and described by The Examiner as “lustrous in any language – a vocalist who clarifies every note within a hair’s breath”, Allison creates a unique travel memoir in music with jazz driven songs that span countries and genres in 6 languages. LondonJazzNews — “Marvellous articulation, great tonal accuracy, and dynamic drive.”  

Born in San Diego to classically trained musical parents, Allison started singing before she could speak and began performing in front of audiences at age 5. Growing up on the border with Mexico, Allison was exposed to intermingling cultures, and her love for languages and world cultures also began at an early age. Allison’s vocal palette has been colored by her experience in a variety of musical genres throughout her life, from classical to punk rock and even a cappella Elizabethan madrigals, and in 2005 she found her home in jazz. 

In addition to Allison’s discography of 4 albums and 3 EPs recorded in New York, Paris, and San Diego, Allison’s voice can be heard on various other album collaborations, TV commercials, and on the video game “The Saboteur” soundtrack singing French jazz in the company of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Madeleine Peyroux, & others. She has toured in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including performances at the Blue Note New York, Ronnie Scott’s London, Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Los Angeles, San Jose Jazz Fest, Tula’s Seattle, East Hawaii Jazz & Blues Fest, Hawaii Public Radio Honolulu, Lucca Jazz Donna Festival Tuscany, Music Inn Rome, Le Baiser Salé Paris, Takatsuki Jazz Street Festival Osaka, and Body & Soul Tokyo, among others. 

“Powerful singer” 4 stars, DownBeat Magazine
“Light and buoyant, her voice is remarkably fresh, its purity underscored by considerable depth and sagely shaded hues” JazzTimes
“Marvellous articulation, great tonal accuracy, and dynamic drive” LondonJazzNews
“Lustrous in any language. A vocalist who clarifies every note within a hair’s breath.” The Examiner
“Tucker’s voice is a beautiful instrument – one that floats, flies, and seduces with its no-fuss delivery.”
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