Rock On welcomes Allen Livermore, jazz saxophonist/clarinetist/improvisor/composer to RO Workshop 2015. Allen earned a Bachelors of Music degree at The Hartt School of Music, where he studied with jazz greats Jackie McLean and Steve Davis; and a Master of Arts Degree from Wesleyan University, where he studied with Jay Hoggard and Anthony Braxton.
He performs throughout New York and New England and has done numerous recordings. As leader of the Limbshakers Jazz Band, he sings and plays sax and clarinet with selections from the 19th century, ragtime, early jazz, folk, gospel, blues, swing, bebop and cool jazz. Here is a sample from a few years back featuring Allen on clarinet and vocals, Dan Broad on bass, Scott Clark on drums, Dave Bartley, piano, and Alfred Brewer on trombone.
Livermore currently offers lessons in saxophone/clarinet and jazz improvisation/theory. He began teaching in the late 1990s in the Bronx and has taught middle school, high school and college. He earned a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Education from MCLA in 2007. He teaches at the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School in Adams.