Pianist | Trumpeter | Composer
Dedicated to the highest expression of the human soul through music & the arts
Composer, arranger, trumpeter, and pianist Andrew “Tex” Allen has been an integral part of the world music scene for many years. Originally from Houston, Texas, Tex has spent most of his life in New York City and touring the world, practicing his craft to welcoming audiences and fans.
He has performed and collaborated with a host of world renowned musicians and stage performers such as Gregory Hines, Johnny Mathis, Freddy Hubbard, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Melissa Walker, and many others. He also composed the music for the Broadway play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, composed the piece “Slave Ships” for the Dreamworks film Amistad, and composed the music for ABC’s Carol Burnett Special for Mother’s Day.
Tex Allen is part of the well known, talented Allen family from Houston, which includes mother, Pulitzer Prize nominated poet Vivian Ayers, and sisters, actress and singer Phylicia Rashad, and dancer, choreographers, actress, and director Debbie Allen.