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JD ALLEN (Tenor Saxophonist)

JD ALLEN (Tenor Saxophonist)

Jazz Brooklyn, NY  US
THE PILOT'S COMPASS (victory)2011 sunnyside records
Marco Polo ( shine! 2009 ) sunnysiderecords
The cross and the crescent sickle ( i am- iam ) 2008 sunnysiderecords


  • 2015

    Jul 23

    Cincinnati, OH, US | 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Aug 2

    Cincinnati, OH, US | 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Feb 5

    Granville, OH, US | 8:00pm

    Chad Eby-JD Allen - saxophones Steve Haines - bass Cedric Easton - drums

  • 2013

    Jan 11

    New York, NY, US | 6:00pm

    Winter Jazz Festival: 6:45pm - Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto by Meg Okura's Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble 8:00pm - Dan Tepfer & Lee Konitz 9:15pm - Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence w/ Mor Ben Yakir, JD Allen and Chris Sholar 10:30pm - Eric Revis, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille 11:45pm - Felix Pastorius 1:00am - AfroHORN 2:15am - Ernest Dawkins Afro-Straight



Bio: Hailed by the New York Times as "a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style," JD Allen is a bright rising light on today’s international jazz scene. His unique and compelling voice on the instrument – the result of a patient and painstaking confrontation with the funda...See Full Bio

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“ JD Allen Trio, “Victory!” (Sunnyside): Like a long-simmering sauce that’s been reduced to its most potent essence, this 12-track, 37-minute album from the saxophonist doesn’t waste a note or single breath, often recalling the classic sound and spirit of past giants such as John Coltrane while still marching forward with a razor-edged melodic focus.”


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