About Jonny

Jonny Allen is a Brooklyn based percussionist whose contagious passion for music has been described as “a demonstration of raw power, virtuosity and feeling” by The New York Times. Jonny 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. He has also performed as a drum set soloist with Ghana's National Symphony Orchestra at the National Theatre in Accra. Jonny performs regularly with his percussion quartet, Sandbox, his jazz trio, Triplepoint, and is a founding Core Member of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC). He is also a committed educator, co-directing the NYU Sandbox Percussion Seminar each summer, holding a position as Percussion Director at Choate Rosemary Hall, as well as giving workshops and masterclasses worldwide. Jonny holds a Bachelor's degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Masters degree and Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music.

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