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Kansas Native Karrin Allyson Returns To Prairie Village - For The Weekend

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Reisig and Taylor

Jazz singer and pianist Karrin Allyson is in town this weekend to perform at the Prairie Village Jazz Festival.

The Grammy-nominated artist was born in Great Bend, Ks., got her start in the Midwest, attending college in Nebraska where she studied classical piano. It was there that she began experimenting with the American Songbook and jazz. Seeking to expand her career, the Allyson moved to New York City in the late 1990s.

Friday on Up to Date, guest host Stephen Steigman sits down with Karrin Allyson to discuss her career, her influences, and her appreciation for jazz, and how she decides repertoire for gigs across the world.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC.