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Allen Morrison – Jazz Journalist, Musician, Songwriter, Lecturer

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Allen Morrison is a music journalist, songwriter, jazz pianist and lecturer on jazz history. He has interviewed and profiled many of today’s leading figures in jazz and pop, including Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Kurt Elling, Jon Batiste, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Donald Fagen, Paul Simon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, and many others. As a regular contributor to the jazz magazines DownBeat and Jazz Times, he has covered music festivals around the world, including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the MIMO Festival in Brazil and Jazz Across Borders in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has also written about music for The Guardian, Jazziz, Departures, and American Songwriter. Allen’s lectures on jazz history have been featured aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, as part of the Cunard Insights lecture series, as well as at public libraries and colleges.

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