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Mark Allen

Mark Allen hails from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, but has lived and worked in the Philadelphia area for the last six years. Mark is currently on the saxophone faculty at the University of the Arts, where he has also completed a Master's Degree in Woodwind Performance. He has had the privilege of studying with Joel Frahm, Ben Schachter, Chris Farr, and Ron Kerber. In addition to co-leading several ensembles, Mark is an active member of The Norman David Eleventet, the Captain Black Big Band, and several other Philadelphia/New York ensembles. He has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as George Garzone, Marcus Belgrave, Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Oatts, Orrin Evans, Frank Lacy, and Tim Hagans, among others. Mark is also active in the Philadelphia theater scene as a woodwind player, performing on saxophones, flutes, clarinets, and oboe.

Tags

Primary Instrument

Saxophone, baritone

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Senior Lecturer- University of the Arts (Philadelphia) Woodwind Faculty- Conservatory of Musical Arts (Haddonfield, NJ)

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Big Band Project

Self Produced
2022

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On Point

CoolCraft
2020

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The Third Quarter

WalkingPath Records
2020

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Soundpath

Clean Feed Records
2020

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Crazy in Philly!

CoolCraft
2017

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Fill In The Gap

From: The Third Quarter
By Mark Allen

Tuesday Overture

From: At This Time
By Mark Allen

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