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Alyssa Allgood is a Chicago-based jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator who has been described as “assured and daring” by Downbeat Magazine and a “model of sophisticated song interpretation” by the Chicago Tribune. She brings a modern approach to the jazz tradition with her original compositions, captivating arrangements, and lyrical focus of self-love and human connection. Allgood won the Inaugural Ella Fitzgerald Competition (2017) and the David Baker Memorial Scholarship (2022) through the Jazz Education Network. Named “Best Jazz Entertainer” in the Chicago Music Awards, Allgood has performed at many distinguished venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai, Shadboldt Centre for the Arts in British Columbia, Birdland Jazz Club in New York, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Green Mill and Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Noce Jazz Club in Des Moines and the Origin Jazz Series in Lexington. She’s been consistently praised for her lyrical expression, instrumental approach and accomplished scat and vocalese singing.
…she sings with a depth beyond her years.…assured and daring.” 3.5 star review DownBeat Magazine
…Alyssa Allgood stood out for the tonal sheen, rhythmic flexibility and technical control of her work….a model of sophisticated song interpretation.” The Chicago Tribune
…She is undeniably skillful at what she does. The expressive Chicagoan wears different hats, from scat singer to interpreter of familiar lyrics, to lyricist—and she shines in all of those areas…” The New York City Jazz Record