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Allen Residence

Henry Allen (1871-1952), trumpet player  trombonist Jack Carey was a regular member. Henry “Red” Allen, Jr. left New Orleans to play on the Streckfus Line riverboats & later went to New York where he ...

Henry Allen (1871-1952), trumpet player & bandleader, and Henry “Red” Allen, Jr. (1906-1967), trumpet player, singer, & bandleader, lived here at 921 Verret Street from 1918 until 1922. Henry Allen led the Allen Brass Band-- an eleven-piece group with his brother George on snare drum & brother Samuel on tuba & alto horn; trombonist Jack Carey was a regular member. Henry “Red” Allen, Jr. left New Orleans to play on the Streckfus Line riverboats & later went to New York where he enjoyed a lifelong music career playing with Luis Russell, Fletcher Henderson, Mills Blue Rhythm Band, and his own groups with Coleman Hawkins, Pee Wee Russell, & others.

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