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

Vater Endorsement Announcement:

I am pleased to announce that I am now endorsing Vater drumsticks, brushes and mallets.

We will be working on a number of very exciting things including my signature drumstick. I feel blessed and honored to join an esteemed roster of amazing drummers and percussionist and to be embraced to the family in a manner that makes me feel welcomed and appreciated.

Please look out for more to come.


Hello Everyone,

I trust that you’re well. There are only a few things that I will mention at the moment (with more to follow). I am on a new CD with the great Benny Golson called “Horizon Ahead” on High Note Records. Recently released CD by Jim Rotundi called “Dark Blue” on Smoke Sessions Records.

Here’s to a big congratulations to all of the recent (and soon to be) graduates. You guys should be proud of yourselves.

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 filled 2016. Spread 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

Testimonial
Atlantic Records

Dreamboat
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