Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Brandon Allen relocated to London in 2000.
Since arriving in the UK, he has worked with many high profile artists and groups/ensembles as a saxophonist.
He is also a session musician, working in a variety of musical settings, in the studio and remotely.
An accomplished jazz composer and arranger, writing for other artists and for his various jazz groups.
A composer of music for Film, TV and other media platforms.
His distinctive saxophone sound has been featured on film soundtracks including ‘Alfie’ (2004) and 'The Look of Love' (2013)
He has performed with Eric Clapton, Paloma Faith, Kyle Eastwood, Mica Paris, Jools Holland, Gary Barlow, Neil Diamond, Adam Nussbaum, Gary Husband, Ibrahim Maalouf, Antonio Forcione, Stefano Di Battista, Fred Nardin, Tony Lakatos, Charlie Wood, Jason Rebello, Gwylim Simcock, Omar Lyefook, Sarah Jane Morris, Camille Bertault, Jamie Oehlers, Mat Jodrell, Hamish Stuart, Mike Nock, Liane Caroll, Dennis Rollins, The Feeling, The Filthy Six, Gwyneth Herbert, Keith Tippett, Tony Hadley, Roachford, Candi Staton, US3, Carleen Anderson, James Torme, The BLOCKHEADS, Omar Kamal, Tony Christie, John Etheridge, Soweto Kinch, Noel McKoy, Guy Barker, Natalie Williams, The Laurence Cottle Big Band, Claire Martin, The BBC Big Band, Jesse Van Ruller, Stan Tracey, Peter King, Darius Brubeck, Ronnie Cuber, Lew Soloff, Mark Nightingale, Richie Cole, Benjamin Herman, Nigel Hitchcock, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Beverley Knight and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
Has opened for:
Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Steve Gadd, BB King, George Benson, The Yellow Jackets, Mark Guiliana, Dave Douglas, Georgie Fame, Kurt Elling and others...
The Vittoria, Terassa and Barcelona Jazz Festivals (Spain)
Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark)
Bonn Jazz Festival (Germany)
Jazz sous les pommiers, Jazz à Vienne, Jazz à Sete and Marciac Jazz Festivals (France)
St Moritz Jazz Festival and Zermatt Unplugged (Switzerland)
The Australian Cultural Convention (Philippines)
‘Like a Jazz Machine’ (Luxembourg)
Manly Jazz and Perth International Jazz Festivals (Australia)
Kanazawa Street Jazz Festival (Japan)
Festival Internacional de Santa Lucia (Mexico)
London Jazz Festival, Womad and Love Supreme (UK)
IJssel and Amersfoort Jazz Festivals (Holland)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Jazz Festivals (Scotland)
Oslo, Trondheim and Stavanger Jazz Festivals (Norway)
Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy)
Jazzinec Jazz Festival (Czech Republic)
Monterey Jazz Festival (USA)
The Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo, Nagoya, Beijing and Honolulu)
Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, Jazz Cafe and Pizza Express Jazz Club (London)
Jazzlab, Uptown and The Paris Cat (Melbourne, Australia)
The Ellington (Perth, Australia)
The Atlantic Club (Basel)
Catalina's, Yoshi's and Scullers (USA)
Millenium Stadium (Wales)
Duc De Lombards, Bal Blomet, New Morning and Salle Pleyel (Paris)
The Grand Rex (Paris) - Opening for BB King
Alexander Platz Jazz Club (Rome)
Schloss Elmau (Germany)
The Bimhuis (Amsterdam)
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Various corporate work has included performances at the Shard, The Savoy, The Ned, The Dorchester, The Rosewood Hotel, The Intercontinental (Hong Kong), The Mandarin Oriental, The Ritz, Grosvenor House, Boisdale (Canary Wharf and Belgravia), The Royal Theatre in Monaco, The Bahrain Grand Prix and others.
Exclusive performances for the Queen, Camilla Parker Bowles and J K Rowling.
Concert dates throughout Australia, The Phillipines, Japan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Mexico, Hawaii, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Scotland, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Croatia, Austria, Norway, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Bahrain, Holland, Germany, Czech Rebublic, Israel, Lebanon, Georgia, United Arab Emirates and the USA.
Brandon has taught privately for over 25 years and is currently a Professor of Jazz Studies at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London).
He has also led masterclasses at The Sydney Conservatorium (Australia), Yamaha, LIPA, LCCM, The Purcell School, Cambridge Jazz Co-op, The Highgate Jazz with Soul Festival and at various venues around the UK, Europe and Australia whilst on tour.
Regularly leading saxophone masterclasses in conjunction with D'addario Woodwinds.
If you're interested in booking Brandon for a masterclass please get in touch by email: email@example.com.