The Jazz Studies Program at WMU has gained international recognition for its innovative approach to jazz education. The program attracts undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the United States and worldwide. Graduates of the program are among today’s leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing and music education.
The WMU Jazz Department Presents New York City drummer and bandleader Carl Allen on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.
With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, worked with Freddie Hubbard as his Musical Director for eight years, and recorded several recordings with the trumpeter. Allen has also played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern, Terence Blanchard, Phil Woods, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Henderson, Billy Childs and many others.
This performance will include select WMU Jazz students performing compositions by Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Sting, James Williams and Mulgrew Miller, as well as Allen’s tribute to Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and Roy Hargrove. This event is not to be missed and advance tickets are recommended. To purchase tickets, visit www.MillerAuditorium.com