Eric Allison

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

 

 

 

 

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Like Buck Hill in Washington, Bud Freeman in Chicago or Red Tyler in New Orleans, Miami's Eric Allison is one of those gifted jazz saxophonists who settle down in their hometown, where they become local legends…

Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post

 

Allison is one of those splendid musical talents who can do just about anything.

Zan Stewart, Los Angeles Times

 

He's a powerful soloist on four instruments, a first-rate composer and arranger, and a capable bandleader who can create a savory stew out of almost any musical ingredients. Allison's funky, danceable tunes always have one foot in the groove. …Allison is a true jazz musician with serious chops.

Matt Schudel, Sun-Sentinel

 

See Video Below

Eric Allison Performing in Korea with the Eddie Higgins Quintet.

 

"Best Jazz Reed Player"
Miami/South Florida Magazine

 

 

"Best Jazz Artist of 2003"

New Times Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach

Eric Allison lives in the music-rich Miami, Florida area and plays saxophone, clarinet, and flute with authority and authenticity in such styles as mainstream, bebop, funk jazz, New Orleans Second Line, swing, and dixieland.

 

Working with Contemporary Records executive Bob Weinstock, Allison has released two full-length studio albums which include numerous original compositions, as well as new arrangements of classic jazz standards.  His latest record, After Hours, earned a Top 20 spot on the Gavin Report for National Radio Airplay and remained on the charts for 13 weeks.  Weinstock, renowned as the founder of Prestige Records, said he had decided to launch Allison because he “was so impressed with him. The guy has his roots in mainstream jazz.”  

 

Allison’s talents as an arranger and performer for other artists’ concert and recording projects are in great demand. In addition to his solo performances, he leads a variety of different bands for a number of corporate events (IBM, General Electric, Pepsi-Cola), institutional functions (University of Miami, Orange Bowl Committee, Miami Dolphins), and private parties. These include the Wonderland Swing Band, a horn-heavy group performing the repertoire of both the big bands and the ‘jump’ tunes so popular in the recent Neo-Swing revival; and a Dixieland band playing authentic New Orleans jazz. A recognized expert in the evolution of jazz, Allison has taught jazz history at the University of Miami.

 

Eric’s recent appearances have included the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Blue Note in New York City, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Floating Jazz Festival aboard the S/S Norway and S/S Masdam, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival,  with the Florida Philharmonic under the direction of Peter Nero, and as a soloist with the new Gene Krupa Orchestra.  Beginning in 2005 he has toured Japan and Korea annually with pianist Eddie Higgins. Highlights of this tour can be viewed below.  Since 2007 has been the Music Director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band. As a busy committed working musician, skilled jazz composer, and innovative recording artist, Eric Allison is bringing his talents to the world at large.

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