Jazz Concert: Mike Allen & Miles Black
Name: Jazz Concert: Mike Allen & Miles Black
Date: January 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PST
Jazz Virtuosi Mike Allen & Miles Black Touring New Album Spare, elegant, melodic, soaring, fierce … Mike Allen has arrived as the country’s top jazz saxophonist…soulful, intense, lush and dynamic. — Ottawa Citizen The JANSEN ART CENTER is proud to present internationally acclaimed Canadian jazz artists Mike Allen and Miles Black in concert: Saturday, January 14, 7:30pm. Tickets are $25. Available online or at the Gallery Shop at the J. Save $10 when you purchase tickets for the Jazz Series (3 concerts for $65). The duo is touring in support of their new album Bob’s Piano (Almus Jazz), which honors iconic west coast pianist Bob Murphy. All of the music was recorded in Bob’s home studio on the piano he lovingly called his “racehorse”, and it features extraordinary Murphy originals. Mike Allen, is a renowned saxophonist, educator, and composer whose recordings have consistently topped national jazz radio charts. He won a Western Canadian Music Award in 2003 for Best Jazz Album as well as Le Prix du Jazz Lowenbrau and countless prestigious arts awards throughout his years living and performing in Montreal, New York, and Vancouver. Allen is a sideman on Michael Buble´’s 2007 Grammy winning album Crazy Love. He has performed internationally in Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Mexico and the US. Mentored by jazz greats Joe Henderson and Joe Lovano, Allen’s past album, Fearless, placed in NPR’s Jim Wilke’s top albums of the Pacific Northwest. As host of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival’s official jam session since 2003, Mike has performed alongside a wealth of jazz stars including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Chucho Valdez and Joe Lovano. His stunningly beautiful A Hip Cosmos hit radio charts at #1 nationally and topped US charts. A Hip Cosmos reflects Mike’s compositional prowess with heartfelt passion and grandeur of spirit as reflected throughout his entire jazz recording works. Miles Black is one of the most in demand multi-instrumentalists in the country. He has recorded more than 400 albums and has shared the bandstand with renowned jazz artists such as Mark Murphy, Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, George Coleman, Sheila Jordan, Dee Daniels, Paul Horn, Max Roach, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Tabackin, Claudio Roditi, Ingrid Jensen, Houston Person and Von Freeman. Miles is known for his grooving solo work and second-to-none abilities as an accompanist. Music fans will not want to miss this dynamic jazz duo’s latest from Bob’s Piano – it’ll be a jazz aficionado’s delight!