Alyssa Allgood Quartet
"A fast-rising Chicago singer...Allgood combines an unpretentious stage manner with a sophisticated jazz sensibility."
-Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Alyssa Allgood has gained attention for “her technical control and [the] creative imagination of her work (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). She has been described as an “impressive bop-oriented singer” by DownBeat Magazine and “an emerging talent of considerable strength” by The New York City Jazz Record.
Allgood has headlined at Chicago’s top jazz clubs, including the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase and Winter’s Jazz Club. She recently made her debut in New York City at The Kitano, where she received high praise and a follow up performance set for Fall 2019.
Allgood has also appeared at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Andy’s Jazz Club, the Jazz Estate in Milwaukee and Noce Jazz Club in Des Moines.
She recently won the first Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition held in Washington D.C. in 2017. Other notable awards include being named a Finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competitions, and a Top 10 Semifinalist in the 2015 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition; where she competed live in Switzerland for a jury presided by jazz legend Al Jarreau.
Allgood’s debut album, Out of the Blue, was released in Fall 2016 to wide critical acclaim. It received a 4 star review from DownBeat Magazine and was named a “Best Release of 2016” by seven different publications including The Huffington Post and All About Jazz and a “Best Debut Release of 2016” by The New York City Jazz Record. Allgood's sophomore album, Exactly Like You, was released in November 2018 on Vancouver label Cellar Live Records. It received a 3.5 star review from DownBeat Magazine, and was described as “the vocal record of the year” by the Chicago Jazz Magazine.