Allison Adams Tucker

Allison Adams Tucker

Raised by classically trained musical parents, she began performing in front of audiences when only five and studied piano, flute, violin, dance and voice from elementary school, gaining a BA in Linguistics/Music Vocal Performance and an AA in Italian.

Growing up on the border with Mexico, Allison was exposed to intermingling cultures and her love for languages and world cultures also began at an early age. She has studied and sings in six languages besides her own, lived in Japan and Spain, and has traveled to over 15 countries.

Her vocal palette has been coloured by her experience in a variety of musical genres throughout her life, from a cappella Elizabethan madrigals to punk rock to country to commercial jingles.

Since 2005 she has found her most natural fit to be jazz. The genre's freedom of expression and intellectual tilt were both appealing, as was its openness to absorb styles and accents from throughout her travels.

Her "wanderlust" is present in the music she chooses today, with rhythms, melodies, and lyrics of Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, Japan, and the US.

As an international artist, Allison has entertained audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the US, including performances in the Blue Note New York, Ronnie Scott's London, Herb Alpert's Vibrato Los Angeles, San Jose Jazz, The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines Festival, Hawaii Public Radio, Takatsuki Jazz Street Festival Osaka, Body & Soul Tokyo, Le Baiser Sale' Paris, Music Inn Rome, Lucca Jazz Donna Festival Tuscany, among others.