Welcome to the official website of saxophonist and composer, Brandon Allen.
Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Brandon relocated to London in 2000.
Since arriving in the UK, he has worked with many well established artists and groups/ensembles as a saxophonist.
Brandon is busy as a session musician, working in a variety of musical settings, in the studio or online.
He is an accomplished jazz composer and arranger, writing for other artists and for his various jazz groups.
A composer of music for Film, TV and production music.
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, Neil Diamond, Adam Nussbaum, Gary Husband, Antonio Forcione, Stefano Di Battista, Tony Lakatos, Akala, Charlie Wood, Jason Rebello, Gwylim Simcock, Omar Lyefook, Camille Bertault, Jamie Oehlers, Carl Mackey, Mat Jodrell, Mark Fitzgibbon, Hamish Stuart, Mike Nock, Liane Caroll, Dennis Rollins, The Filthy Six, Gwyneth Herbert, Rumer, Keith Tippett, Tony Hadley, Candi Staton, US3, Carleen Anderson, James Torme, The BLOCKHEADS, Omar Kamal, Tony Christie, John Etheridge, Soweto Kinch, Noel McKoy, Gareth Williams, Will Vinson, Guy Barker, Natalie Williams, Mike Janisch, The Laurence Cottle Big Band, Claire Martin, The BBC Big Band, Jesse Van Ruller, Stan Tracey, Clark Tracey, Peter King, Darius Brubeck, Gerard Presencer, Mike Outram, Jim Mullen, Phil Robson, Ronnie Cuber, Lew Soloff, Mark Nightingale, Richie Cole, Reel People, Benjamin Herman, Nigel Hitchcock, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Beverley Knight and others.
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)
Jazz sous les pommiers and Marciac Jazz Festivals (France)
St Moritz Jazz Festival and Zermatt Unplugged (Switzerland)
The Australian Cultural Convention in the Philippines
"Like a Jazz Machine" in Luxembourg
Manly Jazz and Perth International Jazz Festivals (Australia)
Kanazawa Street Jazz Festival (Japan)
Festival Internacional de Santa Lucia (Mexico)
The London Jazz Festival
Edinburgh and Glasgow Jazz Festivals (Scotland)
Oslo Jazz Festival (Norway)
Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy)
Jazzinec Jazz Festival (Czech Republic)
Royal Albert Hall (London)
The Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo, Nagoya, Beijing and Honolulu)
Ronnie Scotts and Pizza Express Jazz Club (London)
Jazzlab, Uptown and The Paris Cat (Melbourne, Australia)
The Ellington (Perth, Australia)
Millenium Stadium in Wales
Duc De Lombards and New Morning (Paris)
The Rex Club (Paris) - Opening for BB King
Alexander Platz Jazz Club (Rome)
Schloss Elmau (Germany)
The Bimhuis (Amsterdam, Holland)
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.
He has performed for the Queen (Royal Variety Show), Camilla Parker Bowles and J K Rowling.
Brandon has toured 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 and the United Arab Emirates.
Has taught privately for over 20 years.
Currently a professor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London).
Masterclasses at The Sydney Conservatorium (Australia), 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 (Rico Royal reeds).
If you're interested in booking Brandon for a masterclass please get in touch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.