Bill  Allred

Bill Allred

Bill’s musical legacy started, indirectly, in New Orleans. His grandmother was born near New Orleans in the town of Franklin, LA. His father, John, was a jazz pianist and banjoist on many of the steamboats of the great “Strickfus Line” playing in and around New Orleans as well as up and down the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Bill was born near the banks of the mighty Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois. He has played trombone since his teenage years and then in college, and the U.S. Navy. He was a staff musician with the opening day crew at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL in 1971. His solo jazz performances have taken him to the major jazz festivals and concerts in the United States and abroad. He has appeared with countless jazz personalities from all over the world. His Jazz band experience includes The World’s Greatest Jazz Band, Billy Maxted, The Titan Hot Seven, and the big bands of Bob Crosby, Tex Beneke, Buddy Morrow, Dick Hyman and Bob Wilber and Terry Myers. For over 12 years, Bill was a member of the Wild Bill Davison Jazz Band, recording and traveling to Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, England, South America and at many other festivals and concerts worldwide. Bill’s Arbors recordings include several CDs with the Wild Bill Davison Legacy, 14 recordings with his own band and a recent solo/all-star CD, NEW YORK SESSIONS. Bill’s very popular CLASSIC JAZZ BAND is still going strong and touring nationally after 25 years. You can reach Bill at