Critically acclaimed international recording artist and multi-lingual singer Allison Adams Tucker returns to the Big Island of Hawai’i for a three-concert tour of jazz and stories from around the world in Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Ticket info Below.
Allison’s Hawai’i Island concerts include: East Hawai’i Jazz & Blues Festival at Nani Mau Gardens, Hilo on Sunday, October 27; Black & White Night Hilo Jazz All-Stars After Party at the Palace Theatre on Friday, November 1; and Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, Kailua-Kona on Saturday, November 2. Allison and other artists performing at the East Hawai’i Jazz & Blues Festival will also perform and share the concepts of jazz with students from elementary to high school at a local Hilo school.
Given 4 stars by Downbeat Magazine, with a voice “lustrous in any language” (The Examiner), and “mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French” (GirlSingers.org), Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique montage of jazz-driven melodies and rhythms in 6 languages, including music by Edith Piaf to Astor Piazzolla, Antonio Carlos Jobim to Aretha Franklin, The Cure to Sting, and even ancient Japanese folk songs. Allison will be highlighting new music from her fourth upcoming album RETRO Trilogy recorded in New York: jazz re-imaginings of the 1970s, 80s, 90s.
Allison will be performing with a variety of jazz musicians from Southern California, Oregon and Hawai’i islands, including pianist Ethan Capone (Oahu), guitarist Doug MacDonald (Los Angeles), drummer/ukulele player Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (Los Angeles), flutist Bradley Leighton (San Diego), saxophonist Rob Scheps (Portland), bassist Dean Taba (Oahu), and guitarist Matt Spencer (Pahoa/Los Angeles).
Allison Adams Tucker’s Big Island Tour Dates
East Hawai’i Jazz & Blues Festival
When: Sunday, Oct 27, 1-7 p.m.
Where: Nani Mau Gardens, Hilo
Cost: $65, and V.I.P. $90.
Purchase online at: https://hawaiiislandveterans.org/east-hawaii-jazz-and-blues-festival/
Black & White Night Hilo After Party
When: Friday, Nov. 1, 7:45-10 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre, Hilo
Cost: General Admission $10. VIP ticket holders receive free admission with festival VIP ticket stub. VIP ticket available ONLINE via Hawaii Island Veterans. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Palace Box Office or over the phone at 808-934-7010 during weekday office hours 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Allison Adams Tucker’s CALIFORNIA-KONA JazzLIVE Quartet
When: Saturday, Nov. 2 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona
Cost: Advanced Online Tickets $20. Day of show at the door $25. Online Tickets Sales close at 12 Noon day of show.
Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-kona-live-allison-adams-tucker-ft-macdonald-lagrimas-spencer-tickets-75277542155