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Karrin Allyson CD Release Celebration – Some of that Sunshine

Tue, Nov 6 -
Thu, Nov 8, 2018




$30.50 ($6 Service fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Instititute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes 5x Grammy nominated singer Karrin Alyson in support of her new album release Some of That Sunshine for three nights! Band members are Miro Sprague (piano and Rhodes), Jeff Johnson (bass), and Dan Schnelle (drums). Show times Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

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"13 finely crafted originals that variously suggest the spiritedness of Carol King, the perspicacity of Paul Simon, the warmth of Irving Berlin, and the bite of Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg." - Editor's Pick, JazzTimes

Five-time Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson has confirmed the August 3rd release of her all-original recording, “Some Of That Sunshine”. The diverse, groovy and reflective collection of her own songs range from the first single “Shake it Up” – and its fun, un-expected hipster vibe that will have listeners boppin’ along -- to the compelling title track (“Some of That Sunshine”, co-written by Chris Caswell,) which has the feel of a Hollywood classic.

Stephen Holden, in a New York Times concert review, praised Allyson as “one of the most grounded singers working today,” with an “exceptionally keen eye for the smart, semiobscure pop or jazz number that speaks directly to the moment.” In his Wall Street Journal preview, writer Will Friedwald buzzed, “she sings with amazing subtlety.” And in his lead JazzTimes Magazine CD review, VOX critic Christopher Loudon said Allyson’s songs “shimmer with tender vibrancy.”

Now, in a brand-new album to be released summer of 2018, Karrin steps forward commandingly in a new role — as songwriter, revealing thirteen new songs in an astonishing range of styles and moods. Teaming up with the remarkable L.A. producer and recording artist Chris Caswell and her very talented current working band — Miro Sprague on piano, Jeff Johnson on bass, Rod Fleeman on guitar and Jerome Jennings on drums and featuring guest artists Regina Carter on violin and the magisterial Houston Person on tenor saxophone, she has produced an album full of unexpected delights, including a guest appearance from mega-bassist Lee Sklar.

“It feels like coming home in a way,” says Allyson “As a young musician I was writing songs in a variety of styles, even before I discovered jazz. I loved the singer songwriters of my youth and I followed their influence. Now, after years of performing all sorts of jazz and Brazilian and French music, I’m coming back to where I started.” “These songs are quite varied in style — very ‘Allyson like’, I suppose you could say. I’ve always loved to mix things up!

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