Harry Allen

Born 12 October 1966.

Biography

Harry Allen (b. October 12, 1966) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Washington, D.C.. Early on he was recognized in high school as an exceptional talent being able to uncannily play tunes such as Body and Soul in the style of legendary tenor players Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, or Sam Donahue. He is a traditionalist in the manner of Scott Hamilton, he is best known for his work with John Colianni, Keith Ingham, John Pizzarelli and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Allen has been identified as one of the "finest exponents of swing tenor alive today" and described by C. Michael Bailey as "the 'Frank Sinatra' of the tenor saxophone: a master interpreter of standards".

With Daryl Sherman

With Joe Cohn

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of New York State of Mind

    New York State of Mind 2009

    Reviewed by Patrick Johns
    Top quality songs treated in a respectfully intelligent and virtuosic way.
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