biography

Originally from San Francisco, multi-instrumentalist Peck Allmond has lived in NYC for over ten years. Aside from leading and writing for his own jazz/world-music unit, The Peck Allmond Group, he is an in-demand sideman on an unlikely variety of brass and reed instruments: trumpet, flute, saxophones, clarinet, valve trombone, and many others. In recent years he has also been performing and recording on the African instrument called kalimba, or thumb piano. Currently he is a member of Me'Shell NdegeOcello's Spirit Music Sextet, the Oliver Lake Quartet, Peter Apfelbaum's NY Hieroglyphics; and his past recording/performance credits include work with James Brown, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Lennon, Don Cherry, Julius Hemphill, Kotoja, Ben Allison, Jai Uttal & The Pagan Love Orchestra, Craig Handy, Michael Blake, Will Lee, Josh Roseman, O.J. Ekemode's Nigerian All-stars, and others.

Jazz legend Jackie McLean regularly performs several of Allmond's tunes in his own quintet, and has called Peck "a fiery young talent and true triple-threat: trumpet, saxophones, and composition."

"Short Stories" by the Peck Allmond Group was released in 2001 by Spirit Nectar Records, and Allmond's newest CD, "Kalimba Collage" on SoniCulture Records, will be available in Oct 2004. Both releases can be heard and purchased at peckallmond.com.