Lulu Performing Arts presents: The Mike Allen Quartet

Lulu Performing Arts Society

Press Release

Tuesday, September 12 2017

During its first international jazz festival appearance (Warsaw Jazz Jamboree, Poland-1988) the Mike Allen Quartet was joined on stage by members of Miles Davis’ band (Kenny Garrett and Eliane Elias) at Club Akwarium. 

Now after hundreds of performances, 14 full-length albums and 15 years of hosting the Vancouver Int Jazz Festival jam session, Mike can reminisce on the honour of performing alongside Cedar Walton, John Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks, Gary Bartz, Antonio Sanchez, Branford Marsalis, Eric Harland, and Chucho Valdes among others.

The current edition of the band includes longtime musical associates Miles Black-piano, Steve Holy-bass and Dave Robbins-drums. 

The MAQ has been frequenting stages in Vancouver and surrounding cities lately, rousing audiences with new original music with a spiritual side, conjuring the sound of John Coltrane’s classic quartet.

Mike and his group will be embarking on a tour in the early fall, performing in communities on the lower mainland, Vancouver Island and Gabriola Island.

Join Lulu Performing Arts on Saturday, September 30th, 7:30pm, in the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven for an evening of amazing music! Advance tickets are $20 at North Road Sports and Clothing, $25 at the door, and $5 for Youth (16 & under). 

For more information please visit or email See you at the show!