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

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20161472/MikeAllenMilesBlackDuo-TheFeelOfLife.zip

    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 evidenced 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.

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  • Mike Allen Interview Podcast

    http://www.chly.dailysplice.com/rhythmaning/

    N.B. After clicking the link above, please scroll down to find podcast link.

    (by jazz radio host Kerilie McDowall on CHLY’s Rhythm’a'ning)
    “Popular and acclaimed Vancouver saxophonist Mike Allen is back on the show for an interview once again with news about new albums and his latest Mike Allen Quartet release, ‘Panorama’ as a leader with special featured guest and beloved Canadian jazz trombonist Hugh Fraser. Learn about the Mike Allen Quartet’s new album with Hugh Fraser, Allen’s past quartet releases and his latest duo release with pianist Miles Black in this episode.”

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  • 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.

    http://www.wwu.edu/music/areas/jazz.shtml

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  • 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.

    http://www.conn-selmer.com/en-us/artist-information/centerstage/artist-roster/mike-allen/

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