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News: Contest

Registration For The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Is Now Open

Registration For The 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Is Now Open

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the opening of the 11th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The search is on for the next great jazz singer! Solo vocalists from around the world are encouraged to submit their entries before September 6, 2022, by visiting SarahVaughanCompetition.com. In the Fall 2022, the Top Five ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring--and likely recording--career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Article: Rising Stars

Meet Vocalist G. Thomas Allen

Read "Meet Vocalist G. Thomas Allen" reviewed by Sanford Josephson


This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. When G. Thomas Allen was a freshman vocal performance major at Baltimore's Morgan State University, he initially concentrated on classical music, “because of my range. I'm classified as a countertenor (a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is equivalent to that of the ...

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News: Award / Grant

G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

G. Thomas Allen Is The Winner Of The 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition as part of NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival

At a star-studded, sold-out performance held yesterday afternoon on the NJPAC stage, G. Thomas Allen (Chicago, IL) was announced the winner of the 10th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. This marks the first time a male vocalist won the contest. Hosted by NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor and multi-Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride, “The SASSY Awards” featured ...

Album

G. Thomas Allen

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: It's Sunny You and Me Time Coffee Ocean Deep You Wonder Why Gospel Blues

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with G. Thomas Allen

Read "Take Five with  G. Thomas Allen" reviewed by G. Thomas Allen


Meet G. Thomas Allen Redefining the career possibilities of his rare vocal category, generally tied to classical music, he takes his play in the world of modern jazz. Paying homage to the post-bop era, he offers a collection of songs with the aesthetics of R&B, blues and Gospel roots. Bridging genres with an undeniable melodic blend ...

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News: Recording

Multi-Genre Singer/Songwriter G. Thomas Allen Takes Rank In The Modern Post-Bop/Jazz Space With His Self-Titled Debut Album. Drops July 3, 2020!

Multi-Genre Singer/Songwriter G. Thomas Allen Takes Rank In The Modern Post-Bop/Jazz Space With His Self-Titled Debut Album. Drops July 3, 2020!

Not too many male singers have a high C6, well at least not to be heard in public, but G. Thomas Allen's stratospheric range and pleasantly smooth tone is the next wave of sound in the modern jazz space. Native of Danville, VA, by way of jny: Chicago, where he is currently based and accessible to ...


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