UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday - January 7, 2015 Mike Allen’s Faculty Jazz Ensemble

    Mike Allen-saxophones
    Miles Black-piano
    Michael Glynn-bass

    8pm to 10:30pm
    $10-general / FREE for students. Tickets at the door, online http://www.tickets.wwu.edu/ or by phone (360) 650-6146
    BAAY Theater BELLINGHAM ARTS ACADEMY FOR YOUTH
    1059 North State Street-Bellingham WA
    (360) 306-8531
  • Sunday - January 18 Mike Allen Trio

    Mike Allen-saxophones
    André Lachance-bass
    Andrew Millar-drums

    4pm to 7pm
    no cover
    Tangent Cafe 2095 Commercial Drive-Vancouver
    (604) 558-4641

NEWS

  • Director of Jazz at Western Washington University

    Midway through the fifth year of Mike’s directorship, jazz at WWU is thriving. This year the jazz studies program welcomed a new addition to its roster of Guest Musician contributors; drummer-Christian Casolary is now on board directing the Western Big Band.

    In addition to lecturing and performing, Mike leads the Western Jazz Orchestra from the alto chair.

    https://cfpa.wwu.edu/music/jazz

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  • Mike Allen Interview Podcast

    http://www.chly.dailysplice.com/rhythmaning/

    N.B. After clicking the link above, please scroll down to find podcast link.

    (by jazz radio host Kerilie McDowall on CHLY’s Rhythm’a'ning)
    “Popular and acclaimed Vancouver saxophonist Mike Allen is back on the show for an interview once again with news about new albums and his latest Mike Allen Quartet release, ‘Panorama’ as a leader with special featured guest and beloved Canadian jazz trombonist Hugh Fraser. Learn about the Mike Allen Quartet’s new album with Hugh Fraser, Allen’s past quartet releases and his latest duo release with pianist Miles Black in this episode.”

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  • Yanagisawa Artist

    After 30 years with Selmer saxophones, Mike is now playing and endorsing Yanagisawa saxophones: Tenor-991-S, Alto-991-S and Soprano-991-S models, and enhanced by solid silver neck pipes on both tenor and alto.

    “Yanagisawa saxophones are beautifully crafted instruments that play in tune and encourage a full, personal sound.”
    -Mike Allen

    http://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/artist-information/centerstage/artist-roster/mike-allen/

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