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Brad Allen

Singer-songwriters are rare in the world of jazz, and even more so when the songwriter is a drummer. “It’s clear to me how everything I’ve done in my life has lead me to where I am right now in my music career,” says Allen. “I spent several years writing songs in other genres including folk, pop, rock, country and alternative. Those experiences definitely influenced my jazz writing. I want to write catchy, fun, interesting tunes that people will remember – tunes that other artists might also want to perform.” “I grew up in a small town in Nebraska. Not exactly a hotbed of jazz

Album

So Far So Good

Label: Flam Tap Records
Released: 2019

Album

2nd Verse

Label: Flam Tap Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Meet the Flintstones; Ain't Misbehavin'; Island Oasis; Bye Bye Blackbird; Lullaby of Birdland; The Supermarket Stomp; My Favorite Things; Shades of Blue; Norwegian Wood; I Saw Her Standing There

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Brad Allen: 2nd Verse

Read "2nd Verse" reviewed by Dave Nathan


Bradley Allen, like many, got his start in jazz as a member of a Service band. For him, it was a seven-year stint in the U. S. Army Band. Working in a small group context, Allen has released his second self-produced album. One difference from the first album is that the sax is dropped while another ...

Album

Bradley Allen

Label: Flim Tap
Released: 2000
Track listing: Itty Bitty Bit; All the Things You Are; Jump, Jive & Wail; St. Thomas; Route 66; Nostalgia in Times Square; Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Cherokee

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Brad Allen: Bradley Allen

Read "Bradley Allen" reviewed by Dave Nathan


A graduate of Nebraska University and a veteran of one of the best on the job training gigs a young music professional can come by, the U.S. Army Band, drummer/leader Bradley Allen has selected a diverse set of tunes for his debut album. He runs the spectrum to present Bop, Swing, R & B and Jump ...


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