Alyssa Allgood, voice Dan Chase, Hammond B-3 organ Mike Standal, guitar Dave Bayles, drums
The Alyssa Allgood Organ Quartet is rooted in the classic jazz tradition and brings a modern flair to the music with original arrangements and high energy performances. They will be performing material from Alyssa’s upcoming release, Exactly Like You, as well as arrangements of other jazz standards and original material.
Chicago-based jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood has been described as an artist who “impressively sings, scats and writes original lyrics” (DownBeat Magazine). Her debut album, Out of the Blue, was released in Fall 2016 to wide critical acclaim. It received a 4-star review from DownBeat Magazine and was named a “Best Release of 2016” by seven different publications, including The Huffington Post and All About Jazz and a “Best Debut Release of 2016” by The New York City Jazz Record. Allgood recently won the first Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition held in Washington D.C. in 2017. Other notable awards include being named a Top 15 Semifinalist in the 2016 and 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and a Top 10 Semifinalist in the 2015 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition; where she competed live in Switzerland for a jury presided by jazz legend Al Jarreau.