Allen has been playing bass and keyboards since the age of twelve. He traveled the country for several years as a working musician sharing the stage with several nationally recognized musicians such as Vince Gill, David Muse (Firefall, Marshall Tucker), Gumbi Ortiz (Al DiMeola), Joe Lala (Steven Stills, BeeGees), Bobby Caldwell (Johnny Winter), Jock Bartley (Firefall), Chet McCracken (Doobie Brothers) and Chris Piniick (Chicago) during his musical career. In his early thirties, he put music on hold and obtained a law degree. He created and maintained a successful law practice beginning in 1996. Last year. Allen decided to go back to his musical roots and play music full time again. He has recently played and recorded with Dave Muse from Firefall on his new smooth jazz project. While in town Allen plays with some of the local jazz bands in the Tampa Bay area. He has played all genres of music including country, jazz, and pop. The Allen Carman Project features Phillippe Saisse on keyboards, Gumbi Ortiz on percussion, Andy Snitzer on sax and Luis Alicea on drums. Most of the songs on the latest CD were recorded in part at Avatar Recording Studios in NYC and mixed by the one and only Roy Henrickson.