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Jackie Allen

is an American jazz vocalist, composer, and educator. She has released twelve 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).

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  • High energy creativity… One of the best albums you will ever hear.
    (Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Review)

  • Rose Fingered Dawn is a beautiful creative masterpiece.
    (Paula Edelstein, Sounds of Timeless Jazz)

  • Cutting edge…   (Chris Spector, Midwest Record)

  • Jackie gives intelligent and beautifully nuanced readings of the lyrics. Lovely music that will bring lasting pleasure.   (Bruce Crowther, Jazz Mostly)

  • Allen’s alluring voice, possessing a natural vibrato, glimmers. She conveys lyrics and sentiments with effortless aplomb and exquisite timing. (Kevin Lynch, Shepherd Express)

  • Allen’s vocals cradle the lyrics gingerly. Rose Fingered Dawn is a culmination of her influences and experiences, favoring songs that move audiences emotionally and ultimately, profoundly. (Susan Francis, BlogCritics)

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  • The voice is as spellbinding as ever.   (Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times)

  • My Favorite Color is stunning! 5 stars.  (Brent Black, Bop-N-Jazz)

  • Jackie Allen makes the kind of albums that every jazz vocalist should be making.  
    (Paul Abella, Chicago Jazz Magazine)

  • She is a remarkable storyteller, with a soulful delivery, and an eclectic approach to the music. Highly recommended.  (Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online)

  • This is a good-to-be-alive set that shimmers, bubbles, and spreads the good vibes from a bottomless well.  (Chris Spector, Midwest Record)

  • There are so many jazz singers out there, it’s always good to pay attention to the few who always do things just a wee bit differently. (Jeff Simon, Buffalo News)

  • Her elastic phrasing and warm texture compares to Tony Bennett at his best, a mature artistic interpreter.  (Kevin Lynch, No Depression)