Jen Allen

Pianist, Composer, Educator


Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Bring It Home Series - October 6

If you've been a part of one of these already, you know there's no place like home! If you haven't yet joined us, come see what it's all about.
On Saturday October 6, we'll be joined by the fantastic young NYC bassist Marty Jaffe for an evening of Jen's original compositions, in preparation for a recording session the very next day! 
If that's not special enough, this evening also just happens to be our 17th wedding anniversary! 
Come join us for a meaningful evening of music and conversation-Snacks ( BYOB) at 7:30- Music at 8:00
Please email jenallenmusic@gmail.com to reserve your tickets and spot on the couch- ($20-) ( small dog in the lap no extra charge) Space is limited.

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Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

BMI Jazz Composers Concert

The BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra will premier compositions by Jen Allen, Ann Belmont, Chuck Iwanusa, Jihye Lee, Meg Okura, Rafael Piccolotto de Lima, Elijah Shiffer, Emilio Solla & Michael Thomas, as well as the composition by the recipient of the BMI Foundation’s 17th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize, Remy Le Boeuf. The concert is free.

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Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

Bring It Home Concert Series #3 - Ike Sturm and Jesse Lewis- Endless Field

Endless Field is a collaborative instrumental guitar and bass duo featuring guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist, Ike Sturm.  They play original songs filled with intricate finger-style lines, improvisation and ambient textures.  
For more info check out their website below.
https://www.endlessfieldband.com

All house concerts have a $20 admission and include light snacks  and drink (BYOB).  Reservations are necessary.  Email me to reserve your spot!
jenallenmusic@gmail.com

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Bring It Home Concert Series #2 - Noah Baerman

Please join us for the second installment of our "Bring it Home" concert series- this time featuring Noah Baerman!
Noah has long been one of our dearest friends, closest musical collaborators, and favorite artists.
Noah and Jen will perform two-keyboard music from the book of their joint project "Trio 149" and Kris will join in on a variety of saxophones for some one-of-a-kind original material
Once again we are also excited to feature (in both display and dialogue) a visual artist- This time out it's our good friend Stefanie Marco Lantz
https://www.kindspindesign.com/

About the series:
“Bring it Home!” is often used as an exhortation to a band of musicians, a call to return all-together to an old theme with new intensity, or to gather disparate voices into one final unified statement. “Bring it Home” has an underlying connotation of getting down to the existential nitty-gritty of grooving hard and emoting unabashedly. To us, the “Bring it Home” series is all about this and more, and a metaphor that works on several levels. We’ll be celebrating “Home” as an emotional landscape, by featuring some of our favorite musicians, and challenging them to present music with deep resonance to their own lives and circumstances. Each concert will be a unique one-time experience of story and song. (Of course we’ll also be literally “Bringing it Home”- to our living room at 185 Penn Drive in West Hartford CT!)
Due to the intimacy of the space each concert will be for a gathering of just 20 friends, old, new and soon-to-be. Please contact us by email to krisallenjazz@gmail.com to reserve your seat on the couch! Tickets are $20 and include snacks, drinks, (BYOB for other things) To reserve your seats and arrange for purchase please email krisallenjazz@gmail.com

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Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Bring It Home - Concert Series

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“Bring it Home!” is often used as an exhortation to a band of musicians, a call to return all-together to an old theme with new intensity, or to gather disparate voices into one final unified statement. “Bring it Home” has an underlying connotation of getting down to the existential nitty-gritty of grooving hard and emoting unabashedly. To us, the “Bring it Home” series is all about this and more, and a metaphor that works on several levels. We’ll be celebrating “Home” as an emotional landscape, by featuring some of our favorite musicians, and challenging them to present music with deep resonance to their own lives and circumstances. Each concert will be a unique one-time experience of story and song. (Of course we’ll also be literally “Bringing it Home”- to our living room in West Hartford CT!) 
Due to the intimacy of the space each concert will be for a gathering of just 20 friends, old, new and soon-to-be. Please contact us by email to krisallenjazz@gmail.com to reserve your seat on the couch! Tickets are $20 and include snacks, drinks, (BYOB for other things) and.... a free CD!!!

Each concert in the series will feature a visual artist.
March artist-in-residence will be New York artist, Noemia Marinho. http://noemiamarinho.com/

This inaugural concert event will feature Jen Allen on piano/synths and melodica, Kris Allen on saxophones, with very special guests Henry Lugo, bass and Rogerio Boccato on percussion!

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Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Trio 149 at Soup & Sound

 

The opening set at Soup and Sound will display Noah's recent collaboration with singer-songwriter Rani Arbo, a partnership that has given voice to some of his most recent songs with words, many of them musings on the topic of mortality. Following this will be a set by Trio 149 as they prepare to enter the studio a few days later to cut their first album. A two-keyboard collaboration with pianist Jen Allen, the group focuses on uplifting and thought-provoking material, pulling together a variety of musical influences, from John Coltrane, Larry Young, and Thelonious Monk to Stevie Wonder, Sting, and Nina Simone.

$20 Suggested Donation

Come at 7:30 for soup - 1st come, 1st served

TRIO 149:
Jen Allen (piano) 
NB (organ, synthesizer) 
Curtis Nowosad (drums)

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