Please join us on Saturday, November 16 when Avonova presents vocalist Allison Adams Tucker in concert. The show starts at 8 PM and the admission is set at $20. Allison will be joined by pianist Marcos Silva, bassist Daniel Fabricant, drummer Julien Cantelm, with special guest Rebecca Kleinmann on flute.
Allison Adams Tucker is an internationally known vocalist, linguist, composer, and educator. A native to San Diego, Allison’s love for music (and other languages) began at a very young age; she was singing before she could speak, and sings in 6 languages besides her own. Allison has lived in Japan and Spain and has traveled throughout 15 countries. This “wanderlust” is evident in the music she interprets today including, rhythms, melodies, lyrics, and stories of Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, Japan, and the US.
Allison’s debut CD “Come With Me” (Allegato Music 2008) received international acclaim, was nominated for Best Jazz Album 2009 by the San Diego Music Awards, and continues to receive airplay on radio stations in 18 countries. Allison’s sophomore CD “April in Paris”, celebrating songs of Springtime from around the world, was recorded in Paris at the end of a Europe tour on UNESCO’s 1st Annual International Jazz Day, and is scheduled for release in 2013.
Allison’s voice can be heard in the video game “The Saboteur” soundtrack singing French jazz in the company of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Madeleine Peyroux, & others. This has resulted in a cult following by the typically “non-jazz listening” gamer audience. She has entertained audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, and has shared festival billing and musical collaborations with jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Poncho Sanchez, Ivan Lins, Mindy Abair, Pete Escoveda, Sheila E, Tommy Campbell, Gene Jackson, Mirko Guerrini, Toku (Japan Sony Music) and Ken Ota (Japan Universal Jazz).
Allison is happy to make Avonova her first Oakland performance – joined by Brazilian pianist Marcos Silva (music director/pianist for Flora Purim, Paquito D’Rivera, Airto, Dori Caymmi…), bassist Daniel Fabricant (Bay Area), drummer Julien Cantelm (San Diego), and a special birthday appearance by Oakland flutist Rebecca Kleinmann. Join us for a musical journey around the world. No passport necessary.
“Supple as silk and smooth as cashmere…. Like shaking hands with a smile.” EJAZZNEWS
“Mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French….” GIRLSINGER.ORG
“She could sing in Martian and make it sound romantic.” SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
“One should expect the unexpected.” SCOTT YANOW, LA JAZZ SCENE