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

Hello Everyone,

I can’t believe how long it has been since I updated my page. Well, there’s lots happening. This is always an exciting time of year as so many students are starting the next chapter of their lives and wish them all nothing but the best.

This has been a great summer and now as we are moving into fall I’d like to share some exciting things with you. In terms of some of my summer highlights I had some amazing performances with Tiffany Austin, Renee Rosnes, Vincent Herring, Steve Turre and many others. I believe in seasons and this seems to be a season of education and gigs as a leader. There are many clinics and residencies coming up for me so 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.

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I would like to also encourage you to check out my stick with Vater (vater.com). 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 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