Chicago-based jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood has been recognized as an artist who “impressively sings, scats and writes original lyrics” (DownBeat Magazine). Her voice is “radiant…strong and coolly expressive. She sings with a maturity marked by restraint and nuance” (Neil Tesser, Grammy Award-winning writer and critic).
Alyssa has a strong affinity for hard bop music and her voice perfectly bridges this style with a more modern approach, evident on her debut album, “Out of the Blue”. Released in Fall 2016, this album reimagines the classic Blue Note Records era with original arrangements and lyrics. The album received wide critical acclaim and was hailed as a “Best Release of 2016” by The Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz History Online, The L.A. Jazz Scene and a “Best Debut Release of 2016” by The New York City Jazz Record. Critics consistently praised Alyssa’s instrumental approach and accomplished scat and vocalese singing.