Bruce V Allen’s “The Come Back” in Jax!

“BRUCE V ALLEN” is a Jacksonville-based inspirational Jazz Musician best known for his collaborations with the dynamic duo, Allen & Allen, comprised of Allen Wiggins on saxophone and Bruce Allen on piano.  Accolades include: Two-Time Stellar Award winner and most recently the Wayman Tisdale Jazz Award. 

The Rhythm Factory will celebrate the much-anticipated release of Bruce V Allen’s “The Come Back”! Get ready for an unforgettable night filled with live music and good vibes. This in-person event will take place on Sun, Feb 18, 2024 at 3:30pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Be prepared to groove to the infectious inspirational jazz of Bruce V Allen, a talented artist known for his incredible stage presence and captivating performances. The night will be filled with his latest release, as well as some old favorites that will surely get you inspired.

Don’t miss out on this incredible celebration of Bruce V Allen’s “The Come Back”! Get your tickets now and be part of a night that will leave you wanting more. See you there!


As the co-leader and keyboardist of the chart-topping duo Allen & Allen, along with saxophonist Allen T.D. Wiggins helped establish the multi-award group to national presence.

When you look at Bruce’s past and the foundation that was laid, it is obvious that he would be a musician with exceptional talent. He graduated from Lincoln Senior High School (Miles Davis’ alma mater) in East St. Louis, Illinois, which has a notable history of producing talented musicians such as renowned jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest, avant-garde jazz saxophonist, composer and poet Oliver Lake to name a few.

He also received a Bachelor’s degree from Bethune-Cookman University—renowned jazz pianist Robert “Bob” Baldwin, R&B singer and songwriter Rahsaan Patterson, and En Vogue R&B group member Terry Ellis are just a few examples of the talented musicians who have graduated from the University.

After an Allen & Allen hiatus, he stepped out on faith and released his first solo project, “Just B. Allen This Time.”

Another hiatus would happen, but this time, it was not planned. Bruce suffered a stroke that weakened his right side and affected his brain, which he said took away his ability to play fluidly caused by a blockage in a blood vessel supplying the brain.

After the profound revelation, all systems were a go, and the comeback inside of him began. But one has to remember that stroke recovery is individualized, and recovery varies from person to person. However, with vigorous physical and speech therapy and hard work, Bruce found his way “back to the keys.”

From that moment, he promised to play with purpose, which led to his new single entitled “Come Back.” The first song from his forthcoming EP, which he describes as a combination of melodies and chord progressions mixed with tantalizing vocals to soothe the ear and relax the heart.

It was as if Allen never missed a beat. His signature sound and his personality echo even more through his music—smooth, laid-back, and inspiring.

In a recent interview, Allen said, “When life and the things we take for granted slip away, you learn to give God the glory every day.” As a Senior Pastor, this is something he does regardless of the circumstances, but this time, it hit differently. However, he knew that with patience, persistence, and faith, he would be restored.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *