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Jazz Tuesdays with Cory Allen and Jim Alfredson
January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Jazz Tuesdays is a weekly event featuring great jazz musicians from all over the state of Michigan. Each week brings in a different guest artist and a new experience.
Cory Allen is a Detroit-based guitarist, educator, and composer. Active on the metro Detroit jazz scene, Cory performs with his own trio as well as with the Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet and as a freelance guitarist. Cory’s musical voice was developed through study at Central Michigan University (B.S. in Music) and Michigan State University (M.Mus in Jazz Studies), where he fostered his love for swing, bebop, and blues and studied the classic jazz guitarists Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, and Jim Hall. Not only active in the jazz scene, Cory is also a band member of the Motown Eagles –
Detroit’s Tribute to the Eagles, and he regularly performs at weddings, parties, and corporate events.
Cory is a dedicated music teacher. Committed to an inclusive teaching philosophy, he believes anyone of any age can learn guitar and maintains full studio of guitar students. He is on faculty at the MSU-Detroit Community Music School Spartan Youth Jazz Program, works weekly with the Jazz Orchestra at Troy High School as an artist-in-residence, and in 2017 joined the faculty at DIME, the Detroit Institute of Music Education, a college of music that offers degrees in commercial music performance and production.
Cory will be joined by the “house band” of Hammond organist Jim Alfredson and Jazz Tuesdays host Jeff Shoup on the drums.
Jazz Tuesdays is generously sponsored by Gregg Hill Publishing, the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, and INDe Drum Lab.