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Shamarr Allen

Aug 10, Saturday - 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

It takes a lot to stand out as a trumpeter in New Orleans, and Shamarr Allen has earned a spot on the top tier with his rollicking blend of jazz, hip-hop, funk and—even—country music. A 1000-watt performer, Allen carries and delivers the soul of New Orleans through his horn.

A soulful vocalist, composer, writer, and producer who hails from the Lower 9th Ward, Allen has been spreading Crescent City grooves around world both as a solo act and via collaborations with renowned artists like Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Lenny Kravitz and homies Galactic and Harry Connick Jr, to name a few. After several years in Atlanta following Hurricane Katrina he moved back to New Orleans, settling in the Upper Ninth Ward in Musicians’ Village, a community conceived by Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis and built by New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

Allen released his third album last year, True Orleans 2, a bold statement that reflects his broad-spectrum approach to NOLA tradition. He wrote, recorded, produced and mastered the songs himself in a studio he built during the Pandemic. Capturing the sounds in his ear immediately and with complete control, he took a major step in defining the vibe of his ever-evolving city. 

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A soulful vocalist, composer, writer, and producer who hails from the Lower 9th Ward, Allen has been spreading Crescent City grooves around world both as a solo act and via collaborations with renowned artists like Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Lenny Kravitz and homies Galactic and Harry Connick Jr, to name a few. After several years in Atlanta following Hurricane Katrina he moved back to New Orleans, settling in the Upper Ninth Ward in Musicians’ Village, a community conceived by Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis and built by New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

Allen released his third album last year, True Orleans 2, a bold statement that reflects his broad-spectrum approach to NOLA tradition. He wrote, recorded, produced and mastered the songs himself in a studio he built during the Pandemic. Capturing the sounds in his ear immediately and with complete control, he took a major step in defining the vibe of his ever-evolving city. 

shamarrallen.com
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