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Allan Browne

Allan Browne


Allan Browne is one of Australia’s most acclaimed jazz drummers and band leaders, having collaborated with many of the great names in jazz. In the 1960s he established the Red Onion Jazz Band internationally.

In the 1990’s Allan performed with the Paul Grabowsky Trio, Onaje, The Paul Rettke Quartet, Shelley Scown and Margie Lou Dyer, while leading The New Orleans Rascals and co-leading four trios which alternated regularly at his residency on Mondays at Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club. In November 2000 he received the prestigious Don Banks Award for his contribution to Australian music.

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