FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: My Favorite Color is on the 2015 GRAMMY Ballot!




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Reviews for My Favorite Color


  • Top 10 Playlist - USA Today

  • Top 10 Jazz Vocal CD - Amazon

  • The voice is as spellbinding as ever.   (Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times)

  • My Favorite Color is stunning! 5 stars.  (Brent Black, Bop-N-Jazz)

  • She is a remarkable storyteller, with a soulful delivery, and an eclectic approach to the music. Highly recommended.  (Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online)

  • This is a good-to-be-alive set that shimmers, bubbles, and spreads the good vibes from a bottomless well.  (Chris Spector, Midwest Record)

  • There are so many jazz singers out there, it’s always good to pay attention to the few who always do things just a wee bit differently. (Jeff Simon, Buffalo News)

  • Her elastic phrasing and warm texture compares to Tony Bennett at his best, a mature artistic interpreter.  (Kevin Lynch, No Depression)

My Fav Color

Jackie Allen

is an American jazz vocalist, composer, and educator. She has released nine records as a leader for labels such as Blue Note Records, Naxos Records, A440 Music Group, and Avant Bass. Influenced by jazz, folk, and pop singers, Allen is perhaps best known for interpretations classic jazz ballads ("bringing out the beauty of the lyrics" -Scott Yannow, All Music Guide) and transformation of contemporary tunes ("her gift with more pop-oriented material is utterly distinctive and even innovative, since there isn't another singer out there who phrases like her" -Thom Jurek, All Music Guide).

My Man’s Gone Now - Gershwin
A House Is Not A Home - Bacharach
Manic Depression - Hendrix
Sleepin’ Bee - Capote
Blame It On My Youth - Levant
Born To Be Blue - Tormé
Stuck In the Middle With You - Rafferty
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Zawinul

and two new Jackie Allen originals,
Call Me Winter
Diana

FEATURING

JACKIE ALLEN, vocals
with
JOHN MOULDER, guitars
BEN LEWIS, keyboards
HANS STURM, double bass
DANE RICHESON, drums

and special guests
TITO CARILLO, trumpet
STEVE EISEN, saxophone and flute