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: Mike Allen
: Mike Allen
: 0096/05/08
: (778) 829-8445
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PianoSaxophone, Alto
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Mike Allen is a tremendously gifted and prolific jazz artist who resides in Vancouver, BC. The tenor saxophonist is nothing shy of legendary on the Canadian jazz scene. His mastery of the complexities of sound is instantly palpable in his work. His music is profoundly intimate, intuitively gentle yet truly powerful. Mike eloquently speaks the difficult language of jazz and makes it look easy. The musical juggernaut was born to make music and followed this trajectory at a young age. He has garnered some seriously impressive accolades over the years including a Western Canadian Music Award for his dynamic trio album Dialectic (Almus/Warner Music). Mike also lent his talent to the Canadian icon Michael Buble on his Grammy award-winning album Crazy Love. Originally from the small town of Kingston, Ontario, Mike departed for the jazz-infused bright lights of Montreal at age 20. He ended up playing music there with some of the biggest names in the game for a decade. He then went to New York to obtain a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from NYU. Mike eventually landed in the wetlands of Vancouver in 95' and has become a crucial member of the jazz and music community. Mike's musical journey has been both wildly productive and scenic. He has steadily continued to record, tour and perform locally, nationally and internationally, meanwhile, his albums have topped Earshot Jazz charts in Canada and appeared in the Top 30 on the US Roots Jazz Charts. He is not only a pivotal member to the Canadian jazz scene but a serious heavyweight to music at large. Mike also teaches music at renowned university programs across the pacific northwest. In true Mike fashion, the pandemic hasn't slowed down his endless commitment to his craft. He is currently preparing to record a new album, meanwhile publishing a songbook of his original tunes which is sure to belong in any music lovers collection. Mike Allen is a visionary artist and a living legend who deserves to be heard across the globe.


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  • Mike Allen Quartet
  • Mike Allen Trio