Trombone, Narrator, Panelist, Singer, Writer
Tom Allen is from Montreal. He started playing trombone in high school and decided not to stop. He spent six years at three universities and got two degrees. He lived in New York City when there were still places you just didn’t go and stayed long enough to play a couple of gigs he still brags about.
His brass quintet was getting hired where the snow was clean and the concert hall was downstairs from the bowling alley, so he moved to Toronto and eventually found work at the CBC. Now he’s an occasional trombonist, author, host of Shift, storyteller and pitchman for something called The Classical Goodtime Variety Show.
He can’t imagine there’s anything else you’d like to know, but if there is you could visit his website.