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Mark Allen hails from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, but has lived and worked in the Philadelphia area for the last six years. Mark is currently on the saxophone faculty at the University of the Arts, where he has also completed a Master's Degree in Woodwind Performance. He has had the privilege of studying with Joel Frahm, Ben Schachter, Chris Farr, and Ron Kerber. In addition to co-leading several ensembles, Mark is an active member of The Norman David Eleventet, the Captain Black Big Band, and several other Philadelphia/New York ensembles. He has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as George Garzone, Marcus Belgrave, Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Oatts, Orrin Evans, Frank Lacy, and Tim Hagans, among others. Mark is also active in the Philadelphia theater scene as a woodwind player, performing on saxophones, flutes, clarinets, and oboe.


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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, baritone

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Senior Lecturer- University of the Arts (Philadelphia) Woodwind Faculty- Conservatory of Musical Arts (Haddonfield, NJ)

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Albums

Album On Point by Norman David

On Point

CoolCraft
2020

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Album The Third Quarter by Len Pierro

The Third Quarter

WalkingPath Records
2020

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Album Crazy in Philly! by Norman David

Crazy in Philly!

CoolCraft
2017

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Album Please Call by Norman David

Please Call

CoolCraft
2016

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Album At This Time by Norman David

At This Time

CoolCraft
2011

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Fill In The Gap

Fill In The Gap

Mark Allen
The Third Quarter

Tuesday Overture

Tuesday Overture

Mark Allen
At This Time

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