Pre-release Reviews “Jackie does more than sing the words… Allen crawls inside a lyric and gets comfortable. My Favorite Color is stunning! 5 stars.” Brent Black, Critical Jazz “This is a good-to-be-alive set that shimmers, bubbles, and spreads the good vibes from a bottomless well.” Chris Spector, Midwest Record
is an American jazz vocalist, composer, and educator. She has released nine records as a leader for labels such as Blue Note Records, Naxos Records, A440 Music Group, and Avant Bass. Influenced by jazz, folk, and pop singers, Allen is perhaps best known for interpretations classic jazz ballads ("bringing out the beauty of the lyrics" -Scott Yannow, All Music Guide) and transformation of contemporary tunes ("her gift with more pop-oriented material is utterly distinctive and even innovative, since there isn't another singer out there who phrases like her" -Thom Jurek, All Music Guide).
My Man’s Gone Now - Gershwin A House Is Not A Home - Bacharach Manic Depression - Hendrix Sleepin’ Bee - Capote Blame It On My Youth - Levant Born To Be Blue - Tormé Stuck In the Middle With You - Rafferty Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Zawinul
and two new Jackie Allen originals, Call Me Winter Diana
JACKIE ALLEN, vocals with JOHN MOULDER, guitars BEN LEWIS, keyboards HANS STURM, double bass DANE RICHESON, drums
and special guests TITO CARILLO, trumpet STEVE EISEN, saxophone and flute