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Harry allen

Harry Allen’s playing is nothing less than perfect.
— John Pizzarelli
Sheer Excellence
— Gene Lees

Harry Allen is an American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Washington, D.C.. Early on he was recognized in high school as an exceptional talent being able to uncannily play tunes such as Body and Soul in the style of legendary tenor players Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, or Sam Donahue. He is a traditionalist in the manner of Scott Hamilton, he is best known for his work with John Colianni,Keith Ingham, John Pizzarelli and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Allen has been identified as one of the "finest exponents of swing tenor alive today" and described by C. Michael Bailey as "the 'Frank Sinatra' of the tenor saxophone: a master interpreter of standards".