A native of New Jersey, in 1975 Allan joined the Jim Cullum Jazz Band of San Antonio, Texas. He traveled extensively with this band for seventeen years and recorded many CDs, including Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” released on CBS Masterworks records. Concerts of “Porgy & Bess" were performed throughout the Western hemisphere, including The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and The Cervantino Arts Festival in Mexico City, for the U.S. State Department.
Allan has appeared in several “World Series of Jazz” concerts in San Antonio. These concerts featured the “Cullum” band alongside such jazz luminaries as Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Joe Venuti, Teddy Wilson, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, and many others. He also performed on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor, and was a regular performer on PRI’s “Riverwalk ” Live from the Landing,” from 1987-1992. This program aired on over 200 public radio stations in the U.S. and abroad.
Allan left San Antonio to pursue a free lance career, and in 1993 he moved to Orlando, Florida to perform at various Orlando attractions including Walt Disney World and Church Street Station.
Vaché has numerous recordings to his credit under various labels. These include Audiophile, Jazzology, Arbors, and Nagel-Heyer, of Hamburg, Germany. Vaché has presently recorded twelve CDs for this label, six of them as leader.
Having toured in Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, France, and Israel, Allan continues to work as a freelance artist in the Orlando area as well as appearing at many concerts and festivals in the U.S. and around the world.
The Allan Vaché Quartet featuring Michelle Amato will be at Blue Bamboo Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 8 PM