Friday, September 10, 2010
Now's the Time: Karrin Allyson
It's been several years since I last saw Karrin Allyson perform at a free outdoor festival in Johnson County. I still remember her fearsome scowl as she reacted to audience indifference at the Corporate Woods Jazz Festival. Although I'll hope for the best, I can't imagine the environment will be much different Saturday when she appears at the Prairie Village Jazz Festival. As an Allyson admirer and as a music lover who also despises rude audience behavior, I'm sympathetic. In addition to Saturday's gig, Allyson will perform at the Topeka Jazz Workshop on September 19 and at The Folly Theater in May of 2011.