Jonny Allen, percussionist


Described by the Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” with “jaw-dropping virtuosity,” Jonny Allen is a Brooklyn-based percussionist whose passion for music is contagious. He has won prizes at both the International Chamber Music Competition and the International Marimba Competition in Salzburg, giving respective performances at Carnegie Hall and Schloss Hoch in Flachau, Austria. Allen has also performed as a drum set soloist with Ghana’s National Symphony Orchestra at the National Theatre in Accra. He performs across the United States and internationally with his percussion quartet, Sandbox, and his jazz trio, Triplepoint, and is the percussion director at Choate Rosemary Hall. Allen is sponsored by Remo drumheads and by the stick and mallet company Vic Firth. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Masters degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music where he performed with the world class Yale Percussion Group.