November 27 2006
Allee, a native of Indianapolis, attended Indiana University and studied with David Baker and Claude Sifferlen. While in the military he attended the Naval School of Music in Norfolk, VA.
A pianist, composer and arranger for 37 years, he has taught at The University of Louisville and The Stan Kenton Stage Band Clinics and worked as a jazz band clinician at the University of Cincinnati, Morehead University, Purdue University, Butler University, the University of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis School for the Blind.
Allee's first national solo CD, "The Magic Hour," landed at #14 on the Gavin national radio poll. His credits include composing and arranging the soundtrack for the documentary film inspired by Dan Wakefield?s book "New York in the Fifties." He presented the original music for the film at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.
His performance and numerous network television writing credits include "Chicago Hope," "Mad About You," Martha Stewart, "Friends," "Nash Bridges," "NYPD Blue," "Dharma and Greg" and "Touched by an Angel."
Allee has performed with many Jazz notables in addition to performing for entertainment icons Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Joan Rivers, David Brenner, Pete Barbutti, Jerry Van Dyke, Donald O'Conner, and Forrest Tucker. Allee has opened for Tony Bennett.
Allee serves as music director for the five-time Marconi award-winning nationally syndicated radio program, "The Bob & Tom Show." He has co-produced fifty-four CD projects that have sold in excess of 1,000,000 copies. Their projects have raised more than $5,000,000 for various charities, including The Children's Wish Fund, Gleaner's Food Bank and handicap accessible playgrounds.
Allee has also co-produced CD projects for comedians Sean Morey, Tim Cavanaugh, Todd Yohn, Tim Wilson, Heywood Banks and Rodney Carrington.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the ISU music department at (812) 237-2772.
Contact: John Spicknall, ISU music department, (812) 237-2754
Writer: Paula Meyer, Communications & Marketing (812) 237-3783, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Allee will perform in conjunction with Indiana State University?s Jazz Artist Series Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Center for Performing Arts, located at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets.