With her smoky and suggestive voice, distinctive phrasing, and improvisatory chops, Jackie Allen is a true jazz singer. A Romantic Evening with Jackie Allen presents a mix of musical styles, from classic jazz tunes to up-tempo swing numbers, soulful R&B, lush ballads, and jaunty sambas. A natural storyteller, she can interpret jazz ballads with great sensitivity and fluently transform pop tunes into the jazz idiom. Over a career spanning four decades, renowned vocalist Jackie Allen has recorded a dozen CDs that have garnered wide critical acclaim. Downbeat Magazine said that her last album, Rose Fingered Dawn, displays “polished virtuosity… a shimmering paradigm of stylish and sophisticated jazz singing.” Allen was recently featured on PBS with a film version of A Romantic Evening with Jackie Allen. The film has aired across the country on over 200 stations in 46 states. Filmed live in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Rococo Theater, Allen brought her longtime recording band from Chicago to Lincoln for this performance. With its stellar musicianship and Allen’s smooth, emotive vocals, A Romantic Evening with Jackie Allen has the kind of intimate feel that pairs beautifully with a candlelight dinner and a bottle of good champagne.