What critics have written about
Heath Allen and his band
"...a group of accomplished and talented performers.&rdquo
Nancy Heller, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"...a breezy, intimate affair of sambas, blues, ballads and bop, exuding fine musicianship and maximum joie de vivre."
Jonathan Takiff, PHILA DAILY NEWS
“If there were an award for an unknown CD worthy of a wider audience, this should get it. ....Allen creates a tapestry of danceable ditties that make one want to slip into or out of a tutu, depending on mood.”
Karl Stark, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"Heath Allen...composed the raucously invigorating score for Red/Blue... Shift and (his) swinging band made all the difference. Bravo to all."
Robert Ackerman, THE CITY PAPER
"Most cities have composers and musicians who are extremely talented yet are unknown outside that city. One of those composers in my city, Philadelphia, is Heath Allen."
Terry Gross, NPR's FRESH AIR
"What’s most apparent is that the group is comfortable playing together. Ensemble is key to all music and this group sounds like it has it all together."
Clark Groome, CHESTNUT HILL LOCAL
"....their group blends a variety of styles: Swing, bop, pop, latin, a smidgen of avant-garde plus some powerful poly-ryhthms. There are shades of beat (as in generation)."
Deni Kasrel, THE WELCOMAT
"This band can get the crowd off its feet at any occasion..."