July 24- Eddie Allen's Jazz Patterns, Lines and Ideas for Improvisors (4-6 PM)
Eddie Allen's workshop is designed to show the connection between improvisation, composing and arranging. As your skills improve in one area, they should also improve in the others and how that works.
About Eddie Allen
Trumpeter, composer, arranger, conductor, clinician, author & leader, Eddie Allen is called to play everything from jazz to R & B/pop to latin to Broadway. He studied music, theory and arranging at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee before moving to the east coast where he received a Bachelor of Music degree at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He’s worked with such greats as; Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Joe Henderson, Bette Midler, Frank Foster, Freda Payne, Gloria Gaynor, the Skatalites, Steve Turre’s Sanctified Shells, Louis Hayes, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, Etta Jones, Houston Person, Mongo Santamaria, Vanessa Rubin, Rufus Reid, Clark Terry, Ben Harper, Muhal Richard Abrams and Kool & the Gang. He’s performed in the orchestras of such Broadway hits as; Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black & Blue, Jelly’s Last Jam and the Color Purple. He currently leads a jazz quartet, a quintet, an Afro-Cuban/Brazilian septet, a 7 piece Christmas holiday ensemble and a 17-piece big band. He continues to work as a free-lance musician and clinician.