Allison Adams Tucker

Allison Adams Tucker, a multilingual jazz singer, was born in San Diego, California. Allison was raised by classically-trained musical parents and began performing before the age of 5. From elementary school, Allison studied voice, piano, flute, violin and music vocal performance. She holds a BA and AA in Italian Linguistics. Allison’s musical experience has influenced her vocal range, which includes everything from punk rock to Elizabethan A Cappella. These experiences led to a smooth and steady transition into jazz in 2005. Allison was a child who fell in love with languages and other cultures. She has learned and performed in six languages. She has lived in Japan, Spain, and traveled to more than 15 countries. She is a wanderluster and this passion can be seen in her music choices today. Her music is a reflection of her love for other cultures, with rhythms and melodies from Brazil, Italy and France as well as lyrics from the US, Japan, Latin America and Japan. Allison’s debut CD, “Come With Me”, was co-produced by Peter Sprague, a jazz guitarist (Dianne, David Benoit and Chick Corea), and arranged and produced by Kamau Kenyatta. It received international acclaim and was nominated by the San Diego Music Awards for Best Jazz Album 2009. Allison’s second CD, “April in Paris”, celebrates songs of springtime around the globe. It was recorded in Paris during UNESCO’s 1st annual International Jazz Day. This recording took place at the conclusion of a nine-concert tour through Italy.

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