Gig Details

Friday 12 April. 20:00 – 22:30.

At Crookes Social Club

Full £15, Concessions £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 18 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. CASH ONLY on door.

Advance tickets available from at the same net price as on the door.

Harry Allen: sax; Andrea Pozza: piano; Simon Woolf: bass; Anthony Pinciotta: drums

“Superb”, “inventive”, “breathtaking”, “lyrical” are just some of the adjectives used by critics to describe the unsurpassable talent of Harry Allen. Acclaimed worldwide as a master interpreter of the great American songbook, he is one of the key American mainstream voices on tenor-saxophone and we’ve nabbed him on a rare visit to the UK. He’ll be joined by the fine Italian pianist Andrea Pozza. Not to be missed.

Washington-born and New York-based tenor saxophonist Harry Allen carries forward the legacy of the great swing tenor sax soloists. Allen has received numerous awards, published over 30 albums in his name and collaborated with a myriad of great artists, among which are Tony Bennett, Hank Jones, Scott Hamilton, Terry Gibbs, Warren Vache , Ray Brown, to name just a few.

 He has become known both for his versatility and his masterful command of the swing idiom. Harry performs on this UK tour with acclaimed Italian pianist Andrea Pozza (Chet Baker, Steve Grossman, Scott Hamilton, Enrico Rava). Eclectic pianist Andrea Pozza is able to easily handle any repertoire and Harry Allen is able to move with agility between different styles, from traditional jazz to bebop. Both are sublime performers of great jazz.

the most gifted new-generation swing tenorist to emerge since Scott Hamilton’Digby Fairweather

‘Wherever lyrical, swinging, classic tenor saxophone is needed, Harry Allen answers the call’…Jazz Times

 Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, ‘My technique, Al Cohn’s ideas, and Zoot’s time.’ The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old HARRY ALLEN.”…Gene Lees

 “Harry Allen’s playing is nothing less than PERFECT”…John Pizzarelli