Trumpeter, composer, arranger, author … Eddie Allen is one of the more versatile musicians on the New York scene. He’s called upon to play everything from jazz (big band as well as small ensembles) to R&B/Pop to Latin to symphonic to Broadway, and everything in between. Eddie has worked with such jazz greats as Art Blakey, Billy Harper, Randy Weston, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Threadgill, Bobby Watson, Jon Faddis, Benny Carter, Panama Francis, Joe Henderson and Steve Turre. He has recorded and performed with, as well as composed for Louis Hayes, Lester Bowie, Jack McDuff, Etta Jones & Houston Person, Mongo Santamaria, Chico Freeman, Charli Persip, and Vanessa Rubin. Eddie is currently leading a quartet, a quintet, a Latin/Brasilian project, and a large ensemble which brings together acoustic and electric/electronic instruments. He also leads a big band, who not only plays Eddie’s compositions and arrangements, but also the music of such jazz greats as Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Muhal Richard Abrams and Rufus Reid as they come to lead the band.
Name of Band: Eddie Allen Quartet
DATE: September 8, 2015
WHERE: The series will take place at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 59 West 137th Street New York, NY 10037
WHEN: House doors open at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday
1st set: Noon – 12:45pm; 2nd set: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
HOW MUCH: $15
House doors open at 11:30am