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Boise State University
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Boise Idaho 83725-1030







June 7, 2004

Radio Show Features Jazz In the Canyon's Karrin Allyson  

Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson and her music will be featured in a one-hour radio special to be broadcast on Idaho�s Jazz Station (KBSU-AM 730), in celebration of the Sixth Annual Jazz in the Canyon celebration. College of Southern Idaho professor and national jazz radio host Jeff Fox will be the host. The Karrin Allyson Special will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 15. (In Twin Falls, Jazz in the Canyon runs June 17-19.)

Allyson has been called one of the hottest, most spirited jazz vocalists on today�s music scene. A two-time Grammy nominee, her presentations encompass all genres, from very expressive ballads to upbeat bossa novas, from pop to blues. With an instinct for knowing when to whisper and when to shout, when to scat and when to croon, Allyson�s voice has a natural magnetism that combines honesty of expression with a touch of impudence.

Allyson�s critical and commercial success began with her 1992 debut CD that earned her a place in Playboy Magazine�s Annual Reader�s Poll, alongside jazz icons Ella Fitzgerald and Shirley Horn. She received double Grammy nominations for 2001�s Ballads � Remembering John Coltrane, including Best Jazz Vocal Album. And Allyson�s last release, In Blue, recently set a record for jazz radio: It was the first album by a vocalist to be the most-played disc at jazz radio stations in 2002. Her latest CD is called Wild for You.

Jeff Fox is a veteran jazz host, including his regular duties on Idaho�s Jazz Station weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon and midnight to 4 a.m. Fox�s work is heard nationally on public radio stations via the Jazzworks radio network.

Idaho�s Jazz Station is a service of Boise State Radio and airs in partnership with the College of Southern Idaho on KEZJ-AM 1450, Twin Falls. Idaho�s Jazz Station is also heard on KBSK-FM 89.9 McCall.


Jim East
Associate General Manager, Network Programming
Voice: 208 947-5659
Fax: 208 344-6631

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communications and marketing
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