The Shedd Institute continues its presentation of the best of female vocal jazz with the extraordinary Karrin Allyson. "Allyson knows what jazz singing is all about." wrote the Associated Press. A superb scat singer, Allyson is equally impressive in her treatment of ballads. But her range is far greater. "Name your singing style," put The Los Angeles Times, "and there's a pretty good chance that Karrin Allyson can handle it, and handle it well." With each new album, Allyson paints spare, exquisite musical portraits with a variety of colors as she explores different themes. Her latest, Wild for You, is no exception – departing from the Great American Songbook to tackle songs by such pop luminaries as Carole King, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell.