Jazz vocal sensation Karrin Allyson returns to HPR’s Atherton Studio on August 15th and 16th for two intimate concerts she calls Ballads, Blues, and Beyond. The New York-based jazz singer and pianist is a long-time friend of the public radio station, which promoted her early in her career and where she staged her first Honolulu concert. Since then, she has headlined at some of the most prestigious jazz festivals and clubs in the country, and performed internationally in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Paris, and London. She is currently touring North America and Europe with a multi-generational, all-star band selected to celebrate the rich heritage of the world-renowned Newport Jazz Festival® on its 60th anniversary. For her return to the Atherton, she will be accompanied by her frequent guitarist Rod Fleeman and local bassist Bruce Hamada in a program of bossa nova tunes, ballads, pop classics, jazz standards, as well as a few new originals composed by Allyson herself.