Brandon Allen

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Brandon Allen performing at Fleet Jazz Club on 5/12/17. Photograph courtesy of Michael Carrington (Aldershot, Farnham & Fleet Camera Club)

A regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s, BRANDON ALLEN is one of the most exciting tenor players in Britain today. His sextet was formed in 2012 with the intention of creating the ultimate dream band; all members of the band are highly respected soloists, leaders and composers/arrangers in their own right.  The idea was to perform exciting new arrangements of well known standards, including compositions by Weather Report, Michel Legrand, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and others, showcasing the improvising talents of the frontline as well as the rhythm section.  The band has sold out Ronnie Scott’s twice and has performed at various festivals including Swanage, Scarborough Jazz, Highgate Jazz with Soul Festival, Wigan Jazz, Herts Jazz and the Southport Winter Weekender.

Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Brandon relocated to London in 2000.  Apart from his jazz saxophone playing, Brandon is also busy as a session musician, composer and arranger for commercial music and films.  He has featured on film soundtracks including “Alfie”(2004) and “The Look of Love” (2013).  He has performed with Eric Clapton, Mica Paris, Jools Holland, Paloma Faith, Neil Diamond, Jason Rebello, Kyle Eastwood, Liane Caroll, Dennis Rollins, Gwyneth Herbert, The BLOCKHEADS, John Etheridge, Soweto Kinch, Gareth Williams, Guy Barker, Natalie Williams, Mike Janisch, The Laurence Cottle Big Band, Claire Martin, The BBC Big Band, Stan Tracey, Pete King, Darius Brubeck, Gerard Presencer, Mike Outram, Jim Mullen, Phil Robson, Lew Soloff, Mark Nightingale, Richie Cole, Nigel Hitchcock and others.

Brandon has toured in Australia, The Phillipines, Japan, Singapore, China, South Korea, Mexico, Hawaii, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Scotland, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Croatia, Austria, Norway, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Bahrain, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Israel, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.

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