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John Allred comes from a long line of jazz musicians starting with his grandfather who played piano and banjo on the Mississippi river boats, continuing to his well know father, trombonist Bill Allred. Following his roots back to New Orleans, John has developed a deep appreciation for traditional jazz and has followed the natural progression through bebop and to many other musical styles. John is active worldwide performing for jazz clubs, clinics and festival appearances. Most recently, John has been working on Broadway on the hit show Chicago. John based in New York City, has performed and recorded with some of the worlds jazz greats including Clark Terry, Warren Vache, Ken Peplowski, Wynton Marsallis, Rich Matteson, Ruby Braff, Al Cohn, Slide Hampton, Bobby Shew, Louie Belson, Jake Hanna, Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Ralph Sutton, Ross Tompkins and Dick Hyman and more. At home in the city, John has worked with The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Toshiko Akioshis Big Band, Vince Giordanos Nighthawks, and the Louis Armstrong Centennial band just to name a few. In the late 80s John was lead trombonist and featured soloist with the legendary Woody Hermans Young Thundering Herd. John continues to appear with the Woody Herman Orchestra under the direction of Frank Tiberi. Johns CD project Head To Head with Wycliffe Gordon, has received rave reviews in jazz magazines around the globe. After four years of working with Harry Connick Jr.s band, John is now back in New York City where he enjoys performing in many stylistically diverse situations. Look for Johns newest release recorded live in Scotland with pianist John Sheridan.