Simon Allen

Ronald Binge  Concerto for Alto Saxophone

11 November 2017 - 7.30 P.M. St Bernard's  

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Simon began his career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, performing alongside the likes of Jazz Stars Art Themen, Gerard Presencer, Jamie Cullum and Peter King.

 After being a winner in the Daily Telegraph ‘Young Jazz’ competition, and a finalist in the ‘Young Jazz Musician of the Year’, Simon gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, and was selected to join UK drummer Clark Tracey's acclaimed Quintet, winning further awards and touring the UK over 7 years. 

In 2014 he was appointed Head of Jazz at the prestigious Purcell School of Music.