• Wednesdays - May 7 and June 4 Mike Allen Quartet Jazz Series "Presented by WWU and The Jazz Project"

    Mike Allen-saxophones
    Miles Black-piano
    Adam Thomas-bass
    Julian MacDonough-drums

    7:30pm to 10pm
    $10 / $8 / free for students
    BAAY (Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth) 1059 North State Street-Bellingham, WA
    (360) 306-1543
  • Tuesday - May 27 Mike Allen Quartet

    Mike Allen-saxophones
    Miles Black-fender rhodes
    Adam Thomas-bass
    Dave Robbins-drums

    8pm to 10:30pm
    Seventeen89 1789 Comox Street (at Denman)-Vancouver
    (604) 428-0705
  • Sunday - June 1 Mike Allen and Miles Black Duo "The Feel Of Life - CD Release Concert"

    Mike Allen-soprano saxophone
    Miles Black-piano

    7:30pm to 9pm
    The Jansen Art Center 321 Front Street-Lynden, WA
    (360) 354-3600
  • Friday/Saturday - June 20/21 and 27/28 Mike Allen Quartet "VIJF Jam Session" 10pm to 1am
    Pat's Pub 403 East Hastings St-Vancouver
    (604) 255-4301


  • Director of Jazz at Western Washington University

    Now in his fourth year, Mike (Jazz Area Coordinator and Director of Jazz Ensembles) together with his quartet bandmates, Miles Black-piano, Adam Thomas-bass, and Julian MacDonough-drums, form Western Washington University’s in-residence professional jazz ensemble. In addition to lecturing and performing, Mike directs the WJO (Western Jazz Orchestra) from the lead alto chair, while each member of his quartet leads a Chamber Jazz Ensemble.


  • Yanagisawa Artist

    After 30 years with Selmer saxophones, Mike is now playing and endorsing Yanagisawa saxophones: Tenor-991-S, Alto-991-S and Soprano-991-S models, and enhanced by solid silver neck pipes on both tenor and alto. Yanagisawa saxophones are beautifully built instruments that play in tune and encourage a full, personal sound.