Photo by Ingrid Hertfelder


Karrin Allyson

Nov. 28
7 p.m.
Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Jazz, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

This event brings together a world-class jazz singer with strong local ties, a stellar band featuring some of the finest local jazz musicians, and a worthy cause aimed at preserving historic jazz archives and honoring the legacy of a jazz broadcast legend. The singer is Karrin Allyson, who launched her career here and in Kansas City. Her sly vocals, enchanting arrangements, and interpretative magic have given fresh perspective to jazz and pop standards, Brazilian samba, French chanson, and Broadway classics, the last on her newest album, Many a New Day, featuring the compositions of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein. The band is pianist Laura Caviani, bassist Gordy Johnson, and drummer Phil Hey. And the cause is the Leigh Kamman Legacy Project, which protects and shares the work of the late, beloved jazz broadcaster, including decades of interviews with hundreds of jazz greats. Hosting will be Kamman’s friend, composer, conductor, and fellow broadcaster Bill McLaughlin, host of numerous radio programs, including St. Paul Sunday and Exploring Music.