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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” J.D. Allen is one of the most thoughtful jazz saxophonists on the scene today.

The Detroit natives apprenticeship has largely been in New York, where he has performed, recorded, and toured with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter,Louis Hayes , Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, and contemporaries Cindy Blackman, Orrin Evans, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, and Me'shell N'degeocello, Dave Douglas among others....
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Featured recording “Victory!”

Victory!

Sunnyside Records
2011
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    Victory!

    Sunnyside Records
    2011
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    Shine

    Sunnyside Records
    2009
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    Shine!

    Sunnyside Records
    2009
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    I AM I AM

    Sunnyside Records
    2008
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    I AM I AM

    Sunnyside Records
    2008
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    Pharoah's Children

    Criss Cross
    2003
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