Allison Adams Tucker
Wednesday 2 August 2017
California multi-lingual vocalist and international recording artist Allison Adams Tucker comes to the UK with a unique travel memoir in music with jazz driven songs that span countries and genres in 6 languages.
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.
Allison celebrates her third album WANDERlust (Origin Records), recorded in New York City under award-winning producer Matt Pierson (Brad Mehldau, Jane Monheit) and featuring a stunning all-star ensemble. WANDERlust journeys into new territory with stories and music from Björk and Christina Perri to Astor Piazzolla, Pat Metheny and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Ennio Morricone, and even ancient Japanese folk songs, touted “Killer stuff from a true rising star” – Midwest Record.
Adams Tucker’s voice can be heard on television commercials, movie soundtracks, and on the video game “The Saboteur” soundtrack singing French jazz in the company of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Madeleine Peyroux, and others. This has resulted in an international cult following by a typically “non-jazz listening” gamer audience, pushing her interpretation of “La Vie En Rose” into the top downloads on iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify worldwide.
Allison regularly entertains audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including the Blue Note New York, Ronnie Scott’s London, Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Los Angeles, The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Festival, Hawaii Public Radio, Takatsuki Jazz Street Festival Osaka, Body & Soul Tokyo, Le Baiser Salé Paris, Music Inn Rome, Lucca Jazz Donna Festival Tuscany, among others.
“Tucker’s voice is a beautiful instrument – one that floats, flies, and seduces with its no-fuss delivery.” All About Jazz
“Expect the unexpected.” LA Jazz Scene Magazine
“A powerful voice.” “Lustrous in any language – a vocalist who clarifies every note within a hair’s breath.” 4 stars DownBeat Magazine
Line-up: Allison Adams Tucker – vocals, David Jones – guitar, Jim Rintoul – double bass, Jade Gall – tenor sax/flute, Alfie Pugh – percussion/drums/keys