Monday, May 24, 2010

Eddie Allen's "The Aggregation" live @ Gillespie Auditorium, NY, May 25

You won't want to miss the swinging sound of “The Aggregation” under the direction of Eddie Allen on Tuesday, May 25 at Jazz Tuesdays in the Gillespie Auditorium at the NY Baha'i Center (53 East 11th Street between University Place and Broadway). There will be 2 shows: 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. Please call 212-222-5159 for advanced tickets and Information.

Trumpeter, composer, arranger, author, educator, Eddie Allen is called on to play everything from jazz to R & B/pop to Latin to symphonic to Broadway and everything in between. He studied music, theory and arranging at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay before moving to the east coast. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey. He’s worked with such jazz greats as; Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Randy Weston, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Henry Threadgill, Bobby Watson, Jon Faddis, Benny Carter, Panama Francis and Steve Turre.

Eddie has recorded and performed with, as well as composed for: Louis Hayes, Lester Bowie, Etta Jones & Houston Person, Mongo Santamaria, Chico Freeman, Charli Persip, Vanessa Rubin and Muhal Richard Abrams. He’s performed in the orchestras of such Broadway hits as; Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black & Blue, Side Show, Jelly’s Last Jam, Five Guys Named Mo’ and Rollin’ On The T.O.B.A. As an author he’s written the instructional method book, “An Introduction To The Bb Concert Blues”, which is published by Charles Colin Publishing - N.Y.C.

Eddie Allen performs and records on SHURE microphones, ZOOM Electronics and he’s a YAMAHA Performing Artist.

The band:
Trumpets: Bob Milikan, Duane Eubanks, Stanton Davis, Cecil Bridgewater ("Love and Harmony")
Trombones: Clifton Anderson (from Sonny Rollins' band), Sam Burtis ("Havana Strut"), Mark Williams, Isrea Butler
Saxophones: Joe Ford ("Blues at Bradley's"), Andrew Malay, Keith Loftis, Max Schweiger, Lauren Sevian
Bass: Dezron Douglas
Piano: Jeb Patton
Drums: Jerome Jennings

Admission is 15.00, 10.00 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for advance tickets and information.
The John Birks Gillespie Auditorium, dedicated to the late jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, who was a Bahá'í, is located within the New York City Bahá'í Center. Beginning on January 6, 2004, the anniversary of Dizzy’s death, his former pianist and musical director, Mike Longo, began presenting weekly jazz concerts every Tuesday evening at 8:00 and 9:30 PM.

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