Jackie Allen

Écrit par Thierry Barbé. Posted in Classique

Jackieweb.jpgJackie Allen has been singing jazz in Chicago since 1992 and has nine CDs to her credit. She became a Blue Note Artist with the release of Tangled (2006) that was called "Exquiste" by the Capitol Times. Love is Blue (2004) reached number eight nationally in airplay and the top fifteen on the Billboard charts. The Jazz Times Magazine said of The Men in My Life (2003), a collection standards from Frank Sinatra to Sting, “There’s only one word to describe it: Wow!” She recorded two duet CDs with legendary pianist/vocalist Judy Roberts. Her debut album, Never Let Me Go (1994), remained on the national charts for 13 weeks. Jackie has appeared as a featured performer at many of the most famous U.S. jazz clubs including the Blue Note (NYC), Yoshi’s (San Francisco), Catalina’s (Los Angeles), the Dakota (Minneapolis), and the Jazz Showcase (Chicago). She has appeared at the Detroit, Ravinia and Chicago jazz festivals as well as internationally at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Thessaloniki Jazz Festival (Greece), Bejing Music Festival (China) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland). Allen currently teaches at Roosevelt University in Chicago and has held teaching posts at the Wisconsin Conservatory, Elmhurst College and The Old Town School of Folk Music. Allen co-produced and starred in the sold-out benefit show, "America 1941," with actor John Mahoney. Jackie lives in Muncie, IN with her husband, bassist and composer Hans Sturm, and their son, Wolfgang.