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Origins of Jazz: Percussion Rules


Featuring the YMCO Jazz Big Band and Conductor Vincent Tolliver

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 11:00 AM


St. Martin DePorres School

675 41st Street, Oakland, CA 94609




Carl Allen Clinic

With over 200 recordings to his credit, powerhouse drummer and composer Carl Allen has continued to sway audiences with his soulful style for an amazing three decades! 


Mr. Allen has performed alongside several legends, including Sonny Stitt, James Moody, Christian McBride, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, George Coleman, Phil Woods, Rickie Lee Jonas, the Benny Green Trio, and many more.

Join us as Mr. Allen coaches the YMCO Jazz Big Band in "straight ahead" and "fusion" traditions!


“My ultimate goal is to get to level like Art Blakey, Art Taylor, Elvin Jones, and Billy Higgins … who every time they sit down behind a set of drums it’s swinging….”

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