Alvin Queen

Alvin Queen

born on 16/8/1950 in Bronx, NY, United States

Alvin Queen

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Alvin Queen is an American jazz drummer born in the Bronx, New York, on August 16, 1950. At 16, he played for Ruth Brown and Don Pullen and with the Wild Bill Davis trio. He played with trombonist Benny Green and guitarist Tiny Grimes in 1969 and replaced Billy Cobham in the Horace Silver quintet. He also played with the George Benson quartet, before rejoining Charles Tolliver in November 1971. During the seventies, he lived in Canada, before settling in Switzerland in 1979 and creating the label Nilva, an anagram of his first name.

He played with Michael Brecker, Kenny Drew, Bennie Wallace, Duko Gojkovi, Johnny Griffin, and George Coleman.[1]


As leader

  • Alvin Queen In Europe (Nilva, 1980)
  • Ashanti (Nilva, 1981)
  • Glidin and stridin (Nilva, 1981) with Junior Mance
  • A day in Holland (Nilva, 1983) with Dusko Goykovich
  • Lenox and seventh (Black and Blue, 1985) with Dr. Lonnie Smith
  • Jammin uptown (Nilva, 1985)
  • Im back (Nilva, 1992)
  • I aint looking at you (Tokuma, 2005)
  • Mighty Long Way (Justin Time, 2008)

As sideman

With Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

With John Patton

  • Soul Connection

With Pharoah Sanders

  • A Prayer Before Dawn (Theresa Records)


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