BLU Jazz+ presents
JD Allen Trio
On the heels of his critically acclaimed release, “Americana,” NYC tenor titan returns to BLU Jazz+ for a very special birthday concert celebration! Featuring James Gaiters & Brandon Meeks.
Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” JD Allen is a bright rising light on today’s international jazz scene. His unique and compelling voice on the instrument – the result of a patient and painstaking confrontation with the fundamentals of the art – has recently earned Allen a blaze of critical attention signaling his ascension to the upper ranks of the contemporary jazz world. Originally from Detroit, Allen’s apprenticeship, anchored by his lengthy tenure with Betty Carter, occurred largely in New York, where he worked with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Ron Carter, Louis Hayes, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Dave Douglas, Cindy Blackman, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, Rufus Reid, and Geri Allen.
Don’t delay in making plans to join us at BLU for this very special Sunday night birthday bash as we celebrate this compelling jazz artist & his trio – get tickets today!Get Tickets