UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday - November 5, 2014 Mike Allen Quartet "WWU Jazz Presents"

    Mike Allen-saxophones
    Miles Black-piano
    Adam Thomas-bass and voice
      with special guest
    Joel Fountain-drums

    8pm
    $10-general / FREE for students. Tickets at the door, online http://www.tickets.wwu.edu/ or by phone (360) 650-6146
    BAAY (Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth) 1059 North State Street-Bellingham WA
    (360) 306-8531
  • Tuesday - November 18, 2014 Mike Allen Quartet "WWU Jazz Presents"

    Mike Allen-saxophones
    Miles Black-guitar and keyboard
    Adam Thomas-bass and voice
      and special guest
    Eric Eagle-drums

    7:30pm
    $10-general
    East Side Jazz Club MARRIOTT COURTYARD HOTEL
    11010 NE 8th Street-Bellevue WA
    (425) 828-9104
  • Friday - December 5, 2014 WWU Jazz Area Concert "Big Band, Jazz Orchestra, Combos" 8pm
    free admission
    PAC Concert Hall - WWU Music Dept 516 High Street-Bellingham WA
    (360) 650-6146

NEWS

  • Director of Jazz at Western Washington University

    Entering the fifth year of Mike’s directorship, Jazz at Western is proud to welcome a new addition to its roster of Guest Musician contributors. Drummer and recent WWU graduate, Christian Casolary is now on board to direct the Western Big Band. In addition to lecturing and performing, Mike leads the WJO (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 built instruments that play in tune and encourage a full, personal sound.

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

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