Born in the Midwest, four-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson has always been on the move.
School in the Bay Area and a degree in classical piano and performance led to Minneapolis and on to Kansas City, where she signed her first contract with Concord Jazz. Thirteen albums followed, with performances at clubs, concert venues, and major jazz festivals in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Japan and many major cities in Europe. In 2014, Allyson traveled to 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada as a solo vocalist with the Newport – Now 60 Tour, which concluded at the Newport Jazz Festival. Her independently-produced holiday album, "Yuletide Hideaway," followed just in time for the holidays, and won four stars from Downbeat.