Allan Vache is an American jazz clarinetist, and brother of the noted jazz cornetist Warren Vache.
Vache played with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band of San Antonio, Texas, for 17 years, and was a regular on the Riverwalk – Live from the Landing radio show on Public Radio International, which featured the Cullum band. He also performed with Cullum on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
He is a featured performer on the only jazz recording of the entire score of Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” with the Cullum band, released on the CBS Masterworks record label. He toured Mexico for the U.S. State Department with the live show of Porgy & Bess narrated by opera great William Warfield. He also has performed at Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center in New York, and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
He graduated from Rahway High School in 1971. He has performed with, or appeared on stage with, such jazz greats as Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton,Pete Fountain, Clark Terry, Benny Carter, Milt Hinton, Bob Haggart, Yank Lawson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gene Krupa, Jake Hanna, Scott Hamilton, Herb Ellis, and many others. He has also performed with pop artists Bonnie Raitt & Leon Redbone, and can be heard on the soundtrack of the 1998 film The Newton Boys starring Mathew McConaughey and Julianna Margulies.
He has several recordings as a soloist on the Arbors, Audiophile, Chesky, and Nagel-Heyer (of Hamburg, Germany) record labels. Vache has performed in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida.