Carl Allen

Jazz Drummer | Educator

Carl embodies the personal characteristics of a true leader and visionary. The testament to this is manifest in his every performance as a world class musician...
– Pat Metheny

Update from Carl

Ah, the fall… It’s my favorite time of the year. I feel invigorated particularly during this time of the year. There are so many new things happening for me and I am excited. With gigs, recording sessions and many clinics and residencies. If you go to my website you will notice gigs with Christian McBride & Inside Straight, Benny Golson, some gigs of my own and many more. I encourage to please check my tour schedule for dates.

On the equipment side of things some of you know that I recently had a new set of drums made for me by DW Drums and they are the best sounding drums that I have ever played. They are Mahogany and Spruce.

Check out the video here:

I would like to also encourage you to check out my stick with Vater ( I have received many messages from drummers playing a wide variety of genres who seem to love it which makes me happy as it is not designed to be a ‘jazz stick’. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Please visit my site regularly as there will be more exciting things that I will be sharing with you all. I do hope to see you all soon.

I pray that you all will have a safe, healthy, peaceful, prosperous and joy fall. Spread love  and it will come back to you.

For more information feel free to email me at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Love and Swing,
Carl Allen

Carl's Recordings as a Leader

Work To Do
Mack Avenue
Get Ready
Mack Avenue 1034
The Pursuer
Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
Alfa Jazz Records / Timeless Records
Piccadilly Square
Alfa Jazz Records / Timeless Records
The Dark Side of Dewey
Alfa Jazz Records / Evidence Records
Echoes of Our Heros
Alfa Jazz Records – Japan Only
We Remember Cannonball
Alfa Jazz Records – Japan Only

See Carl's Selected Discography