Mark Allen baritone saxophone
Saxophonist and multi-woodwind player Mark Allen has been an active member of the Philadelphia music scene for over a decade. Upon graduating with his Master’s Degree from the University of the Arts, Mark was asked to join the faculty, where he currently teaches saxophone, Jazz History, and theory. More recently, he was appointed Artist in Residence a Temple University, teaching saxophone lessons and Jazz History. He has had the privilege of studying with Joel Frahm, Ben Schachter, Chris Farr, and Ron Kerber. In addition to co-leading several ensembles, Mark is an active member of The Philly Pops, The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Fresh Cut Orchestra (Ropeadope Records), and several other Philadelphia/New York ensembles. He has shared the stage and/or recorded with luminaries such as Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, George Garzone, Marcus Belgrave, Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Oatts, Orrin Evans, R Kelly, Lady Gaga, and Tony Bennett, among others. Mark is also active in the Philadelphia theater scene as a woodwind player, performing on saxophones, flutes, and clarinets.