This highly acclaimed trumpeter, composer and arranger is one of the most versatile musicians on the New York scene. Described by Howard Mandel as a "bracingly vivid trumpeter," Eddie Allen has explored a myriad of musical styles throughout his notable career. This concert is sponsored by the Jazz Studies Department and is free and open to the public.
Allen studied music and theory at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee and at the University of Wisconsin before relocating to the New York area. He has performed with such jazz greats as Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Threadgill, Bobby Watson, Benny Carter and Chico Freeman. Mr. Allen has also played in the orchestras of such Broadway hits as Ain't Misbehavin', Black and Blue, Jelly's Last Ham and Five Guys Named Mo'.