Allan Mednard was born and raised in Queens, New York. He began to play the drums at age thirteen. His early musical experiences involved New York City’s All-City High School Music Program, Bayside High School’s Academy of Music, and Queens College’s Preparatory Studies in Music program. He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Performance from The City College of New York, where he studied with Carl Allen. He has shared the stage with ensembles led by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Parks, Ben Street, Ben Allison, Godwin Louis, Andrew D’Angelo, Alix Ambroise, Jaleel Shaw, Le Boeuf Brothers, Melissa Aldana, and many more.