Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band -

Phil Allen

 

by Cliff Lamere     April 29, 2014

 

          

Photos by Cliff Lamere

At the Fountain Restaurant, 283 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY

 

 

Valve Trombone

 

 

 

 

Before coming to New York State in May 2014, Phil Allen had much experience as a valve trombonist, pianist, composer and arranger of jazz music, performer in a big band, creator of a 12-piece big band called Thin Air Jazz, and producer of CDs.  Two months after his arrival, he made his first appearance (July 12, 2014) with Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band.

 

Phil Allen and Mike Benedict have recently formed a small big band (12-piece) called the Phil Allen/Michael Benedict Concert Jazz Band.  Their first gig will be June 14, 2015 at the Lark Tavern in Albany.  Instruments performing are 4 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, a piana, a bass, and drums.

 

In group photos below, the members of the Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band are playing the following instruments: Phil Allen (valve trombone), Rich Downs (cornet), Mike Benedict (percussion), Skip Parsons (clarinet), Crick Diefendorf (banjo), Rich Skrika (keyboard), and Bernie Mulleda (guitar).

 

 

Skip Parsons and Phil Allen (L-R)

 

 

Phil Allen, Mike Benedict, Rich Downs, Skip Parsons, Rich Skrika (rear),

Crick Diefendorf, Bernie Mulleda (L-R)  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen, Rich Downs, Mike Benedict, Skip Parsons, Crick Diefendorf,

Rich Skrika, Bernie Mulleda (L-R)  (October 11, 2014)

 

Phil Allen, Rich Downs, Skip Parsons, Mike Benedict, Bernie Mulleda,

Crick Diefendorf, Rich Skrika (L-R)  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen and Rich Downs  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen, Rich Downs  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen, Rich Downs, Michael Benedict  (L-R)  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen, Rich Downs, Mike Benedict, Skip Parsons (L-R)

(October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen, Rich Downs, Mike Benedict, Skip Parsons,

Crick Diefendorf, Bernie Mulleda (L-R)  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen, Rich Downs, Skip Parsons (singing), Bernie Mulleda (L-R)

(October 11, 2014)

 

 

Michael Benedict & Phil Allen  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Michael Benedict & Phil Allen (L-R)  (October 11, 2014)

 

 

Phil Allen  (March 13, 2015)

 

 

At the Ancient Mariner Tavern, Manitou Springs, CO.

Photographer unknown

 

 

 

 

Phil Allen in other internet photos:

   Albany Jazz

   Phil Allen Musician - includes extensive biography and photo gallery

   Listen to music composed by Phil Allen for Thin Air Jazz, a 12-piece band.

 

 

 

 

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