Lee Allen (July 2, 1927 – October 18, 1994) was an American tenor saxophone player born in Pittsburg, Kansas. A key figure in the New Orleans rock and roll scene of the 1950s, Allen recorded with many leading performers of the early rock and roll era. He was semi-retired from music by the late '60s, but in the late '70s, returned to music intermittently until the end of his life. Raised largely in Colorado, Allen played saxophone from his childhood. A combined athletics and music scholarship from Xavier University led to his relocating to New Orleans in 1943.