Allyson Latini

NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar Award, 2022

Influenced by the tradition of Jazz vocalists, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Doris Day, and Sarah Vaughn, singer-songwriter Allyson Latini creates a new space for songwriting which combines the charm of the oldies and with the appeal of contemporary music.
A New Jersey native, Allyson began piano lessons at 11 and voice lessons at 13. She was nominated for numerous All-State and Regional choirs throughout her high school years. She received her Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Jazz Studies from Montclair State University, performing in ensembles from small jazz groups to symphonic choirs and performing in Austria, Germany, and The Czech Republic with the MSU choral group.
Upon graduating, Allyson established a private studio where she teachers young students vocal and beginner piano. In addition, she’s worked with Christian McBride’s Jazz House Kids, music non-profit “We Are All Music,” and the Jazz ensemble “The Royal Bopsters.”
Her experience with the the Great American Songbook became a roadmap for her lyric writing, leading her to pursue a Master’s in Songwriting at New York University’s Steinhardt School. She studies background vocal techniques with Janice Pendarvis  and is a member of NYU’s Village Voices, under the direction of Lauren Kinhan and Janis Siegel. Simultaneously, she’s working on her own artist project and collaborating with many musicians and producers.