Drummer Carl Allen joins DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble May 2

The DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble will perform its spring concert, “The Heart of the Groove,” with renowned jazz drummer Carl Allen

Allen, an accomplished musician, has worked with a large variety of artists, including Freddie Hubbard, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean and Bill Charlap.

Carl Allen

Led by Director Matt Shevitz, the ensemble will perform compositions by Allen, Benny Golson, Annie Booth, Thad Jones and more.

Additional performing include artists-in-residence Alex Bertran (saxophone), Raphael Crawford (trombone), Dave Katz (trumpet) and Crystal Rebone (bass).

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Belushi Performance Hall at the McAninch Arts Center on the College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Tickets are $7 and are available at the door, by phone at (630) 942-4000 or online at

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