Dec. 10, 2022. 7pm
Shakespeare & Company. Lenox, Mass.
Trumpeter, composer, arranger, and author Eddie Allen is one of the most versatile musicians on the New York scene, playing everything from big bands to ensembles to R&B/Pop to Latin to symphonic to Broadway. His holiday brass septet will feature two trumpets, trombone and French horn, plus rhythm section. They will be playing his original arrangements of favorites from his well-received recording, “Jazzy Brass for the Holidays.”
A brass septet –or, more accurately, a brass-oriented jazz ensemble—is the perfect configuration for this repertoire of holiday music. The family-friendly concert starts at 7pm, and takes place the beautiful confines of the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, on the campus of Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., Lenox, Mass.
Allen has worked with such jazz greats as Art Blakey, Billy Harper, Randy Weston, Dizzy Gillespie, and Benny Carter. He has recorded and performed with, as well as composed for: Louis Hayes, Lester Bowie, Jack McDuff, Etta Jones & Houston Person, and Mongo Santamaria. You get the picture: he’s one of the most accomplished and well-rounded talents on the jazz scene. And, he continues to work as a freelance musician and clinician.
“Joyous and jazzy brass…” –JazzTimes Magazine
“A horn man to watch.” –The Washington Post
“…Bracingly vivid trumpeter…” –The Village Voice (N.Y.C.)
Usher-in the Christmas season with this musical delight.
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