• Sunday - November 29 Jeff Gammon and Friends

    Mike Allen-saxophones
    James Danderfer-clarinets
    Jeff Gammon-bass
    Joe Poole-drums

    4pm to 7pm
    by donation
    Tangent Cafe 2095 Commercial Drive-Vancouver
    (604) 558-4641


  • Legacy Jazz Series Society Presents: Mike Allen Quartet

    Saturday November 7th marks the start of a new series of quarterly jazz shows at CBC Studio 700 in Vancouver presented by Legacy Jazz Series Society, an upstart BC non-profit society arts organization.

    The Mike Allen Quartet features Miles Black-piano, Steve Holy-bass, and Dave Robbins-drums, four musicians with a 25+ year history of music-making that started in the 1980s in Kingston, Ontario (Mike and Steve’s hometown), continued through the early 1990s in Montreal where Dave, Steve and Mike attended McGill University’s Jazz Studies program, and has blossomed into a multitude of musical projects in Vancouver over the past 20 years.

    Upcoming LJSS shows will feature Miles’ “MB8” (interpretations of Duke Ellington and Count Basie classics arranged for little big band), Steve’s “Three Bass Hit” (chord-less quintet arrangements paying homage to the music of Mingus, Charlie Haden and Dave Holland) and the “Dave Robbins Sextet” featuring Dave’s original music with a classic hard bop sound.

  • New Album “The Feel Of Life” (Almus Jazz) is now available for **Free Download**


    Pianist Miles Black and I have been making music together for nearly twenty years. These days it’s mainly in my groups but in the past we have worked together as members of other groups led by bassist-Chuck Israels, drummer-Dave Robbins, and Nashville bassist/vocalist-Jim Ferguson. All that playing together in various situations has spawned a deep musical connection showcased by this transparent duo setting (soprano sax and piano) featuring a set of our favourite jazz standards and one original tune by Miles. We hope you enjoy the music and feel free to share it with your friends.

  • 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 crafted instruments that play in tune and encourage a full, personal sound.”
    -Mike Allen