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Simon Allen



Simon brings a lot of ?firepower? and a ?joyously un-inhibited? style to the music of the Funkestra.

After years of enjoying his muscular, inventive and exciting contributions on tenor sax we?ve also come to learn that he is equally excellent on the alto and bari – and if this wouldn?t be enough – he also is a fantastic multi-instrumentalist and can cook up some serious Jazz and Funk on all of them.

Initially a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and a graduate from the Royal Academy of Music has enjoyed a long working relationship with the late Stan Tracey and has recorded and played with superstars like Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney. He is a also a regular member of the Laurence Cottle All Star Big Band and the Matthew Herbert Big Band and has recorded with Robbie Williams, Beverly Knight, Katie Melua, Jamie Callum and many others.

Listen to his ?Any Minute Now? Quartet recording, released on his own label.

Find out more about Simon.