LEWISTON – Bates College will present Harry Allen, a New York jazzman who has appeared at festivals and clubs worldwide, in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

Allen will perform with a trio led by pianist Tom Snow of the Bates faculty with bassist Marshall Wood and drummer Les Harris Jr.

The concert is open to the public at no cost.

Allen has performed with Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Scott Hamilton, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli and Bucky Pizzarelli. He has recorded with Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Barron, Dave McKenna and George Mraz.

Represented by the Swing Bros. label, Allen has more than 30 recordings to his name. Three of his CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan’s Swing Journal Magazine, and his 2004 “Tenors Anyone?” won both the Gold Disc Award and Swing Journal’s New Star Award.

Allen’s recordings have made the Top 10 list for favorite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine’s readers poll and Jazz Journal International’s critics poll for 1997.

The Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet won the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Jazz Combo Performance of 2006 and was nominated for Best Jazz Combo by the Jazz Journalists Association for that year.

Allen was born in Washington, D.C., in 1966, and was raised in Los Angeles and in Rhode Island. He received a bachelor of arts degree in music in 1988 from Rutgers University and currently resides in New York City.

The concert will be in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. For more information, call 786-6135 or log on to [email protected]

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