Jazz Musician of the Day: Henry "Red" Allen

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All About Jazz is celebrating Henry “Red" Allen's birthday today!

Trumpet player, Henry “Red" Allen Jr. was the son of Henry Allen who was the leader of the Allen Brass Band of Algiers, Louisiana. Algiers is directly across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. As a teenager he played in his father\'s band, with George Lewis, the Excelsior Band and with the Sam Morgan Band... Read more.

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