Allen Dennard

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Allen Dennard
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Background Information

Born

6/16/1994

Origin

Detroit

Genre

Jazz, Funk and Fusion

Occupation

Trumpeter, Composer and Bandleader

Instruments

Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Website

allendennard.com

Associated acts

Allen Dennard Trio/Quartet, Fused Quintet, Tariq Gardner Quartet

About

From Website
Allen Dennard is a trumpeter, composer and bandleader who was born and raised in the city of Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 9 Allen decided to join his elementary school's band, John Trix Elementary. From then on he never put the trumpet down, finding a whole new passion for instrumental music. In 5th grade Allen was introduced to jazz, but his understanding and liking toward it was not yet found. Throughout middle school Allen decided to stop playing jazz and took up classical music instead. Little did he know that in the near future he'd come to find himself feeling restricted while playing classical music. Throughout high school he still chose to play classically, but around the 10th grade he decided to dive back into jazz. From then on he chose jazz as his musical style. He began to study players such as Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan, and Roy Hargrove just to name a few. Around his senior year of high school Allen had the privilege of being mentored by the great Marcus Belgrave, one of Detroit's own legendary trumpeters. From then on Allen's involvement in jazz increased exponentially.


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