vocals, bass and percussion
Jeremy Allen is a multi-instrumentalist, educator, composer, producer, and audio engineer. He specializes in Venezuelan traditional music, as well as the music of other Latin American countries and the Caribbean. He has performed nationally and internationally for over 15 years showcasing the music of Latin America.
Allen has recorded, collaborated and performed with a wide variety of artists in many genres including Jackeline Rago & the Venezuelan Music Project, Maria Marquez, Lichi Fuentes, Kachimbo with David Peñalosa, Julio Clemente's Orquesta Original, guitarist Alex de Grassi, and hip-hop groups Fiyawata and Empireal with Cava Menzies. Other artists he has worked with include Pancho Sazo of Congreso, Daniel Delgado, Mike Marshall, Pedro Villagra, Irene Farrera, Jesus Diaz, Andy Narrel, Aquiles Baez, as well as the Latin American Sax Quartet and Ome-Yah with Jack West and Jenny Scheinman.
In addition to musical performance, Allen has a long history and commitment to working with youth, from elementary school percussion workshops and community recreation programs, to teaching video and audio production to urban high-school students. He was a featured performer with the San Francisco Symphony's Adventures in Music program and has performed on several children’s albums.
Allen holds a B.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in Urban Education and is the owner and engineer of Musiquito Studios, an independent recording studio in Oakland, California. Allen is the engineer and co-producer of all of Quijerema’s recorded material. www.musiquitoproductions.com