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Harlem Jazz Series – J.D. Allen

December 27, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” J.D. Allen is one of the most thoughtful jazz saxophonists on the scene today. The Detroit native’s apprenticeship has largely been in New York, where he has performed, recorded, and toured with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter, Louis Hayes, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, and contemporaries Cindy Blackman, Orrin Evans, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, and Me’shell N’degeocello, Dave Douglas among others.  J.D.’s debut album, In Search Of…  (red records), won him the Best New Artist award in Italy and reviewers praised him for his original compositions and bold playing. That same year J.D. began touring and recording with drummer Cindy Blackman’s Quartet, where he remains a member. His second release, Pharoah’s Children (Criss Cross), was one of Jazziz Magazine’s Critics Pics Top 10 Albums of the Year. J.D. is a member of the Romare Bearden Homecoming Jazz All-Star Band.

Featuring: JD Allen – saxophone

1st set: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm (15 min break) 
2nd Set: 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

House doors open at 6:30pm

Price: $20

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Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027 US

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