UNH Traditional Jazz Series Opening Concert: Carl Allen and the Art of Elvin
With over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen’sprofound and propulsive percolations have provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades.
“Carl Allen & The Art of Elvin” is a tribute to Art Blakey and Elvin Jones who were both personal and musical mentors of Mr. Allen. The music is a collection of tunes that were performed by both Art Blakey and/or Elvin Jones as well as some original music for good measure. In the tradition of both Art and Elvin, the music is hard bop, gospel infused, hard swinging music that is designed to make one feel good. This show is sure to be both high energy and toe tapping.