Jeremy Allen is Eugene O’Brien Bicentennial Executive Associate Dean and associate professor of music in jazz studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he has served on faculty since 2006.
A Grammy-nominated bassist, he has performed in the United States and abroad with such jazz luminaries as Fred Hersch, Mike Stern, David Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer, and George Garzone. DownBeat magazine describes his playing as “worthy of Jaco Pastorius.”
Current projects include the AHA Trio (modern jazz), Corey Christiansen’s Lone Prairie Band (jazz/rock/folk fusion), and Ritmos Unidos (Afro-Caribbean jazz/funk). Allen has been invited to perform at the Indianapolis Jazz Festival, the Ballard (Washington) Jazz Festival, the Shanghai International Jazz Camp, and numerous jazz education conferences. He has presented master classes and papers at colleges, universities, and high schools across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom.
As a recording artist, Allen can be heard on releases by Origin Records, Cadence Records, Patois Records, Artists House Music, and his own label, Watercourse Records.