Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson, band to perform at Peninsula College tonight

PORT ANGELES — Jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson will bring her band to Port Angeles for a performance at 7 tonight at the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 at — and at the door on concert night — with proceeds supporting the Port Angeles High School Choir program.

Karrin Allyson writes her own music in “Some of that Sunshine,” the title song on the album that comes straight from her heart.

Allyson has had an illustrious career singing jazz, samba, bossa nova, ballads — all songs written by some other illustrious artist. From Duke Ellington to Joni Mitchell, she’s interpreted other writers’ work, singing in English, French, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.

Until now. “Some of that Sunshine” is Allyson’s first record full of her own songs, and it has received rave reviews.

“There are so many ways to savor Karrin Allyson’s artistry. Start with her voice, its rare clarity,” a DownBeat magazine critic wrote of the recording.

“I have an amazing trio,” she said of her pianist Miro Sprague and bassist Jeff Johnson, both of whom are featured on “Sunshine.” In concert Allyson sings, purrs and now and then sits down across from Sprague to play piano.

Her new songs — “Shake It Up,” “Nobody Said Love Was Easy,” “Right Here Right Now” — dip into relationships as well as current social issues.

For information about Karrin Allyson, go to

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