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Singer /Songwriter, Gail Allen from Passaic New Jersey, brings a hot and cool syncopated
approach to jazz in the tradition. Reminiscent of Betty Carter - Nancy Wilson and someone your
hearing for the first time. In NYC during her formative years Gail Allen was introduced to basest
Walter Booker and pianist Bertha Hope by pianist Doug Carn. In this rich musical environment
Gail Allen penned lyrics to Elmo Hope=s Carving the rock and Dee Dah.@, along with other
Gradually a style of singing evolved that raised the ears of jazz festival producers and band
Soon Gail Allen began to traveled as opening Act for Jazz greats, organist Jimmy Smith -and
the legendary singer Arthur Prysock from whom she learned to take her time with a ballad. Gail
latter went on to tour with (her cousin Beverly Lee) the Shirrelles for a six year stint. The pop
circuit introduced Gail to contemporary styles of music as demonstrated on her version of Willie
Nelsons Crazy recorded on Gails Sax and the Single Girl released by Airmen records 1995.
Gails style of singing has complemented many recording sessions and her talents have allow
her work as a radio personality and voice over artist.
Gail is presently living in New Jersey writing a musical about the civil rights movement of the