Geri Allen

Geri Allen

 

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Geri Allen (June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017) was an American jazz pianist and composer.[1][2]

Allen was an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.

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A Child Is Born
 
A Child Is Born is an album of Christmas carols by pianist Geri Allen with vocalists recorded in 2011 and released on the Motéma label.
Timeless Portraits and Dreams
 
Timeless Portraits and Dreams is an album by pianist Geri Allen recorded in 2006 and released on the Telarc label.
The Life of a Song
 
The Life of a Song is an album by pianist Geri Allen recorded in 2004 and released on the Telarc label.The album reunited Allen with drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Dave Holland; they had previously performed together on vocalist Betty Carter's live 1993 album, Feed the Fire.
Grand River Crossings
 
Grand River Crossings (subtitled Motown & Motor City Inspirations) is an album of songs associated with or inspired by Detroit and Motown by pianist Geri Allen recorded in 2012 and released on the Motéma label in 2013.

Photos - Geri Allen82

Popular Albums20

Album Appearances & References37

Popular Live Albums3

Live Album Appearances & References6

Collaborators & Influencers26

Other Music-Related Relationships31

Personal & Professional Relationships3

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News Articles6

Savion Glover — with friends in tow — will be putting on the tap at SFJazz
  –  December 30, 2017
“I first played with Savion about 30 years ago, with Ron Carter and Geri Allen, when he was about 16,” says DeJohnette, 75. “After that I started doing these residencies with him at the Blue Note. We spent a year and a half, me with a trio and him ...
The Year In Race: Saying Goodbye
  –  December 28, 2017
Activist/humanitarian Dick Gregory, actress/singer Della Reese, musicians Fats Domino, Al Jarreau, Geri Allen and Dave Valentin were all well-known names. So was journalist Roger Wilkins. And so at year's end we've compiled our own Code Switch list.
Karen Grigsby Bates
  –  December 27, 2017
Activist/humanitarian Dick Gregory, actress/singer Della Reese, musicians Fats Domino, Al Jarreau, Geri Allen and Dave Valentin were all well-known names. So was journalist Roger Wilkins. And so at year's end we've compiled our own Code Switch list.
Brooklyn Music School Announces 5th Annual Middle School Jazz Festival
  –  December 27, 2017
the Banff Centre Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music and the Stanford Jazz Camp and the Geri Allen Jazz Camp for young women. Since her victory at the Carmine Caruso Trumpet Competition in 1995, Jensen has since sat on the judges' panel twice for said ...
The Best Jazz Albums of 2017
  –  December 15, 2017
3. Celebrate Ornette (Song X Records) Advertisement A remarkable boxed set documenting an Ornette Coleman–tribute concert at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in 2014—featuring Geri Allen, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Yoko Ono, John Zorn, Ravi Coltrane ...
Pitt Jazz Seminar carries on work of late Geri Allen
  –  October 30, 2017
Geri Allen's legacy has played forward to the 2017 Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. “The program this year is a celebration of her work and her great commitment to the jazz program here at Pitt,” says Deane Root, professor and chair of the music ...

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