Dave Allen


Manhattan School of Music: Bachelor of Music - Jazz Performance

  • 25 years as a professional musician in NYC.
  • 2 critically acclaimed commercially released CDs (Fresh Sound Records)
  • Performances as a bandleader and composer at clubs and festivals throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, including The Blue Note and Birdland in NYC.
  • Reviews, interviews and articles in New York Times, Jazz Times, Downbeat, AAJ and more.
  • Performed at Carnegie Hall
Teaching Experiences:
  • Larchmont Music Academy (2010-2013) - Ensembles, workshops, and private students
  • New York Jazz Academy (2008-2014) - Workshops, ensembles, and private students
  • Bahcesehir University Masters Program (Istanbul. 2014-2016) - Faculty Member .Private Students, ensembles, master classes
  • New York University - Master classes
  • Master classes and workshops throughout Europe, Asia and U.S.
  • Director of annual Klasik Keyifler Jazz Workshop, Turkey
  • Over 20 years teaching  private students in multiple countries.

Dave is a Philadelphia native who recently moved back to the area with his wife and six year old daughter after living in Istanbul, Turkey for the past three years.  Prior to that he and his family were based in New York city.