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JD Allen

tenor sax

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Hailed by the New York Times as "a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style," J.D. Allen is one of the most thoughtful jazz saxophonists on the scene today.

Detroit tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen has risen to be one of the most thoughtful and skilled musicians of his generation. Steeping his sound in tradition and fundamentals, he possesses an adventurous, agile voice that honors the musical heritage of the past and serves as a visionary of the future of jazz. J.D. Allen has performed, recorded and toured with Betty Carter, Winard Harper, Wallace Roney, Frank Foster Big Band, David Murray Big Band, Cindy Blackman, Russell Gunn, Duane Eubanks, Bob Belden and Butch Morris. JD lives in New York City and currently performs with his own quartet as well as Cindy Blackman, Orrin Evans, Butch Morris, David Murray, Ralph Peterson, Eric Revis. He is expected to record his next project in 2005.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Jeremy Pelt Quintet Friday, April 1, 2011, 10:00p
David Weiss and the Point of Departure Quintet Friday, May 11, 2007, 10:00p
Gerald Cleaver and Violet Hour Friday, December 15, 2006, 10:00p

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