Fri June 12, 2009
An Interview with Karrin Allyson
Allyson to perform in Omaha June 19th.
By Chris Cooke
Omaha< Nebraska – Jazz in the Afternoon presents a conversation with Karrin Allyson. The internationally acclaimed vocalist returns to Omaha Friday June 19th to perform a benefit concert for two local non profit organizations, Hospice House and Ted E. Bear Hollow.
Since the early 1990s, Karrin Allyson has developed an impressive career as a singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and bandleader. Allyson grew up in Omaha, where her parents moved when she was six. She credits her music teachers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as being a primary influence in her early development. Karrin Allyson started her jazz career in Omaha, before moving to Minneapolis and then Kansas City to further develop her talents. Allyson has been based out of New York City for ten years, while touring almost nonstop all over the world. Allyson enjoys coming back to Omaha, the place where she started her jazz career.
The Karrin Allyson concert takes place at Joslyn Art Museum at 7:30pm on Friday, June 19th. Tickets for the benefit concert are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For tickets, call 402-502-2773 or visit www.tedebearhollow.org.
Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke interviewed Karrin Allyson via phone. You can listen to that conversation by clicking on the link at the top of this article. Recording Engineer: Mike Hansen.
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call on KIOS-FM.