Welcome to my site. For those of you who don’t know me, here’s a brief introduction. I’m a Kansas City musician and a former U.S. Army Band musician. My primary instruments are drums, vocals, and guitar.
I provide several music services. These include live music as well as private guitar and drum lessons.
Great live music, easy to work with, great reviews from our winery guests!” David N., Riverwood Winery
I do lots of solo performances with acoustic guitar and vocals in and around the Kansas City area. Depending on the venue I’m performing in, I perform my own tunes, or a mixture of original tunes and popular songs ranging from jazz tunes by Herbie Hancock to modern tunes by Jack Johnson.
The genres I perform include jazz, funk, folk, rock, country and latin. Some of the influences for my original music include Paul Simon, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Jim Croce and James Taylor.
The Brad Allen Jazz Trio And Quartet
The Brad Allen Trio consists of Rob Whitsitt, guitar, Seth Lee, bass, and myself on drums and vocals. Occasionally we ad a horn or 2 to the group. This group performs jazz, blues, funk, swing, etc. We also venture into the jam band genre, performing original compositions as well as our own versions of Beatles tunes, etc. More information on The Brad Allen Trio And Quartet.
The sense of ease and comfort on this album is usually found on live rather than studio recordings. This is nowhere more apparent than on “Lullaby of Birdland” where considerable liberties are taken with the melody line, to good effect. Good stuff all around.” Dave Nathan, All About Jazz