Love comes alive in jazz concert

Quartet tours  romance around world in five languages


On Valentine’s Day night, the KSDS 88.3 “Jazz Live” concert series celebrated by welcoming singer Allison Adams Tucker for a memorable performance at Saville Theatre and broadcasted live at KSDS 88.3.

Acclaimed and admired for her passion for world cultures and her fluency in multiple languages, Tucker, with the help of a three-piece band (piano, drums, bass), appeared before a packed house, performing a selection of love-themed songs from all across the globe.

Within an hour and a half, Tucker dissolved any cultural and language barriers that might have been present in the auditorium with performances of songs in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

Tucker’s song choice was superb, with each number emphasizing a particular “face of love”.

In exploring different “faces” such as inspiration, obsession, new perspectives, the journeys and even the games born out of love, Tucker masterfully eschewed the clichés often associated with love songs.

“I had fun selecting songs that weren’t your typical love stories, but showed the various phases and angles of love in everyday life – regardless of language or cultural background. Love isn’t always pretty and can’t be defined, but it is universal and makes for great music.” she said.

It was a spirited, passionate, and surprisingly energetic night— not to mention a positive success for Tucker— as evidenced by the smiles on the faces of concertgoers, mostly couples, leaving the building hand in hand.

“She really did a wonderful program; she put a lot of thought into it,” said Laurie Hawkins, a member of the audience. “I loved having the different languages. I thought it was a terrific program, especially for Valentine’s Day.”

For more information on Tucker and her future performances visit

For details regarding Jazz Live’s upcoming concert on March 13, with Judy Wexler, visit the KSDS website at

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Love comes alive in jazz concert