Primarily a bassist, arranger and producer Jerome Allen has worked on many of sessions-crossing gospel, jazz and R&B. He was a fixture as a performer in the Dallas church and jazz scene before he was old enough to drive. His father, who played guitar in a quartet group, had a profound impact upon his musical upbringing. Once he broke in with John P Kee, and the late Rev James Moore, he gained steady work with the likes of DFW Mass Choir and Rev Gerald Thompson. During 1991 and 1992 the in-demand musician went on the road with longtime personal friend Kirk Franklin and would end up working on several albums – including The Reason Why I Sing and What You’re Looking For and Kirk Franklin and The Family Christmas.
Throughout the ‘90s and 2000s Jerome toured with CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Wayman Tisdale and Sammons Artistic Director Arlington Jones. Allen has worked and recorded with The Arlington Jones Trio for several years.