Saxophonist and composer Kris Allen and his quartet present a night of jazz standards and original compositions, including tracks from his recent album Beloved, called “triumphant” by National Public Radio.
About Kris Allen
Born and raised in Connecticut, Allen began musical studies at an early age; he apprenticed with legendary alto saxophonist Jackie McLean at Hartford’s Artists Collective and the Hartt School of Music in McLean’s African American Music Degree Program. Allen is a founding member of the Jazz Samaritan Alliance and the Hartford Legacy Big Band. He is the Lyell B. Clay Artist-in-Residence in Jazz at Williams College, having previously held positions at the Hartt School, Trinity College, Southern Connecticut State University, and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. He has been a Teaching Artist for Litchfield Performing Arts since 2001 and has conducted clinics and master classes at institutions nation and worldwide.
Allen has performed throughout the United States and worldwide as a composer, arranger, and bandleader. His latest release, Beloved, is his second album for the Truth Revolution Recording Collective. Allen’s working quartet, with tenor saxophonist Frank Kozyra, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Jonathan Barber, has been praised by Jazziz Magazine as “today’s saxophone dream band,” and Downbeat Magazine described Beloved as “one of the better new releases to come out this year...locating the profound within the familiar.”
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The Clark offers accessible seating for individuals with disabilities.