Peg Egan Presents the Jackie Allen Quartet

The Jackie Allen Quartet will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 31. This concert series, free to the public, takes place at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center on Church Street at 7 pm.

Born in Milwaukee, Allen grew up in McFarland, a suburb of Madison. She was surrounded by music, all three of her brothers played brass instruments at the insistence of her father Louis (Gene), a Dixieland jazz tuba player, recently inducted into the Polka Hall of Fame. Allen chose the French horn. She attended UW-Madison studying Vocal Performance and Jazz with NEA Jazz Master Richard Davis. In the late ‘80s, Jackie moved to Milwaukee where she met pianist/organist Melvin Rhyne (Wes Montgomery Trio) and worked with him for four years before moving to Chicago. There she began her recording career, recording for independent and major labels. Allen met “Chicago’s First Lady of Jazz” pianist/vocalist Judy Roberts and began a long musical relationship recording two CDs, Santa Baby and Autumn Leaves.

Allen’s extraordinary talent has taken her on multiple tours of Europe, Morocco, Brazil, China and Taiwan. Allen has served multiple terms on the Board of Governors and Jazz Nominating Committee for the Recording Academy.

The Peg Egan PAC is located on Church Street in Egg Harbor, and all concerts are free and open to the public. In case of rain, all concerts are held at the Calvary Methodist Church, 4650 County Rd. E, Egg Harbor. Carry-ins welcome. For more information call 920.493.5979.

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