“…she’s off to a remarkable start, a young singer of unusual accomplishment and extraordinary potential.” -Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Alyssa Allgood has been recognized as an artist who “impressively sings, scats and writes original lyrics” (DownBeat Magazine). Her debut album, “Out of the Blue”, was named a Best Release of 2016 by seven different publications, including The Huffington Post and All About Jazz. Critics consistently praised Allgood’s instrumental approach and accomplished scat and vocalese singing. Allgood’s sophomore album, Exactly Like You, was recently released in November 2018 on Cellar Live Records. Allgood won the first Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition held in Washington D.C. in 2017. Other notable awards include being named a Top 15 Finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition 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.