Friday - June 7
WWU Jazz Concert
"Big Bands, Combo and Faculty Jazz Collective"
PAC Concert Hall
WWU Music Department
516 High Street
Sunday - May 26
Mike Allen Trio
Mike Allen-tenor sax4pm to 7pm
free admission - by donation
Tangent Cafe 2095 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Two New Albums Currently in Release!
“A HIP COSMOS” (ALM 14722) was launched on March 30th & 31st at the Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver. It hit #1 on the Earshot National Canadian Jazz Charts the week of May 15, 2012, and as of August 10 /12 sits at #33 on the Roots Music Report U.S. Jazz Charts.
“FACULTY JAZZ COLLECTIVE” (ALM 15177) was launched on April 14th at the 2012 Sudden Valley Jazz Series and The Eastside Jazz Club in Bellevue, WA on April 17th. This album features a broad range of styles including a bluesy Ray Charles vocal, lush ballads, and a hypnotic rendering of John Coltrane’s classic “India”
Both new albums are available for online purchase (physical and digital) through CDBaby.com and iTunes. Just follow the “Purchase Album” link on any particular ALBUM page on this website. Thank you.read more >>
Director of Jazz at WWU
Nearing the end of his third year as Director of Jazz Ensembles and Coordinator of the Jazz Studies Area at Western Washington University, Mike was pleased to welcome Chris Davis-trumpet and Jodi Proznick-bass as members of the WWU Faculty Jazz Collective in 2013. The FJC is WWU’s in-residence professional jazz ensemble for teaching, masterclasses, and outreach events such as school shows and performing work.read more >>
After 30 years with Selmer saxophones, Mike is now performing on and endorsing Yanagisawa saxophones, playing the T-991-S, A-991-S and SS-991-S models. Yanagisawa saxophones are beautifully built instruments that play in tune and welcome a full, personal sound. Check out Mike’s new Yanagisawa tenor sound on “Faculty Jazz Collective”.read more >>