Allison Adams Tucker (TransCultural Jazz Vocalist)
Born in San Diego, California, multilingual jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker began singing before she could even speak. Allison was raised by classically trained musical parents, and began performing in front of audiences at age 5. She studied piano, flute, violin, dance, and voice from elementary school and earned her B.A. in Linguistics and Music Vocal Performance. Allison's vocal palette has been colored by her experience in a variety of musical genres throughout her life, from punk rock to Elizabethan a cappella. These experiences led her on a natural and steadfast transition to the world of jazz in 2005, where she has found her heart's home.
As a session vocalist, her voice can be heard around the world on jingles, video games, and CDs, and as an international artist, she debuted on national television (Music Japan TV) during her Japan Tour 2009. Allison Adams Tucker has done tours in Japan, France, Italy, and Poland.
Allison has shared festival and concert billing with jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Poncho Sanchez, Mindy Abair, Pete Escoveda, Sheila E, Tommy Campbell (Carmen McRea, Ella Fitzgerald, Branford Marsalis, Manhattan Transfer, Dizzy Gillespie), Gene Jackson (Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride), as well as Sony Music artist Toku and Universal Jazz artist Ken Ota.