Jazz pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson was born in Great Bend, Kan., about 250 miles west of Kansas City. She lived in Kansas City in the 1990s and early aughts before relocating to New York.
She’s been nominated for a Grammy four times, including a nomination at this year’s Grammy Awards. Her album ‘Round Midnight was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
In this promotional clip from her label, Concord Records, Allyson discusses making the album.
Nominations for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday, and four nominees have ties to Kansas City.
Pat Metheny’s What’s It All About was nominated for Best New Age Album. Metheny grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a suburb in the southeast part of the Kansas City area.
Vocalist Karrin Allyson was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album for ‘Round Midnight. Allyson was born in Great Bend, Kan., and lived in Kansas City during the 1990s.