Saturday 25th September 2021 - 9:00 pm
Music Charge: £16.00
“Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today”
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A LIVE STREAM
Brandon Allen is an expat Australian saxophonist who has made quite an impression on the scene since taking up residence in London. His wonderfully fluent and incisive sax playing has been heard in prestigious venues all over Europe and at numerous festivals around the world, including the Womad World Music Festival, Reading Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, The Vittoria and Terrassa Jazz Festivals in Spain, Manly Jazz Festival in Australia and the London Jazz Festival. To give you a sense of just how good he is, he has performed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mica Paris, Jools Holland, BBC Big Band and Omar among many other high profile artists, and is a member of the Kyle Eastwood Band, which has seen him keeping a busy touring schedule. As a leader, he received critical acclaim for his tribute to American bebop saxophonist Gene Ammons. This evening, expect swinging jazz standards, some hard bop/Groove originals and soulful saxophone playing accompanied by a hard swinging and funky rhythm section from Brandon’s exciting new quartet, featuring the renowned Carl Orr (Billy Cobham, Randy Brecker, Nigel Kennedy...) on guitar.
“Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today” Jazzwise; "His four-octave range and flawless command of the altissimo register was nicely offset by his full-bodied yet raucous tonal quality offering something for fans of the entire history of the instrument- from Hawkins to Brecker- he's got em covered." London Jazz