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Geri Allen

Geri Allen (born June 12, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan) is an American composer/pianist educator jazz pianist, raised in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools.

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Now Playing: Our Lady (For Billie Holiday). by Geri Allen. at 05:16:04. on Jazz90.1 Listen Online at
No box office option for buying adv tkts to concert in memory of Geri Allen?
I added a video to a playlist Geri Allen - Lush Life
Councils should hang there head in shame today
Served c/o - Helen Mayhew's ft. the late, great, Geri Allen 🔊
Frank Field leaves other MPs in tears after recounting the destitution he is seeing in his . constituency as a result of Univ…
Some classics here - grab some of these if you don't have 'em. A real cross section of the music. Carmen, Charlie,…
Now Playing: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. by Geri Allen. at 05:54:17. on Jazz90.1 Listen Online at
Geri Allen and The Mary Lou Williams Collective from 2007 at the Herbst Theatre. Art Lande from 1982 at Great Ameri…
Jonas Gwangwa will be followed by David Murray, Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington at 20:15 on the Diphala Stage.
Here's a nice video from the Guggenheim museum folks of Geri Allen and her trio playing selections from her Mary...
Geri Allen, a widely influential jazz pianist, composer and educator, died on Tuesday in Philadelphia. She was 60.
From Motema Music: We are very sad to announce that one of our most beloved and respected artists, Geri Allen is... htt…
RIP Geri Allen. We've lost one of our most magnificent piano players, composers and educators.
Geri Allen, the first pianist since the 1950s to record with Ornette Coleman, has died at age 60
WKCR is currently playing a memorial broadcast for the exceptional Geri Allen. What a terrible, miserable loss.
It’s Mar ’10 edn: obv Ornette died 2yrs ago but it’s poignant to hear and dis…
Geri Allen and Ralph Zitterbart (A - Z) passing in the same week. Two Pittsburgh Piano Hall of Famers. Very different. Very Beautiful people
I liked a video RIP Geri Allen 1957 - 2017
Such a brilliant artist...such a great loss.
We celebrate the life of Geri Allen!.
A great loss: Geri Allen, pianist who reconciled far-flung styles, has died at 60.
Geri Allen, an influential jazz pianist and educator, has died at 60
I had no idea Geri Allen was sick. The birthday tribute from two weeks ago is now a memorial.
Remembering acclaimed pianist and composer Geri Allen.
Last Tuesday the world lost a beautiful spirit, the genius, Geri Allen, one of the most brilliant pianists in...
Our full-length obituary for pianist Geri Allen.
Sit quietly and listen to the artistry of Geri Allen via
Sad news music fans: Geri Allen, Brilliantly Expressive Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 60
Now Playing: Embraceable You. by Geri Allen. at 08:40:04. on Jazz90.1 Listen Online at
“Geri Allen, an influential pianist who reconciled jazz's far-flung styles, has died. She was 60.
RIP Geri Allen 1957 - 2017. You can always rely on this guy for a beautiful tribute.
I had hoped to see Geri Allen alas - this 1991 album only available on CD
R.I.P. Geri Allen, you will be sorely missed.
Geri Allen, jazz educator and pianist, has died at 60
Here is the info on Geri Allen's homegoing service.
One of the most brilliant, creative artists of our time has transitioned. RIP to Ms. Geri Allen.
Here's Geri Allen with Betty Carter. This band made an album on this tour entitled "Feed the Fire".
So saddened to read of Geri Allen's passing. I had the pleasure of sitting at her feet in the Village Vanguard in '97. Fluent and joyful.
I'm saddened by the news of Geri Allen's passing, we were@ Howard University, I was a freshman & she was...
Geri Allen. My head in my hands. Beyond sad. Great musician. Beautiful person. A Real Friend who changed my LIFE. When times wer…
Betty Carter feat. Geri Allen, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette - All or Nothing at All
What I liked about Geri Allen is that she was so original - this Geri with Betty Carter: Giant Steps
I mean, Geri Allen is one of my biggest influences!
If you are lucky enough to be in Paris on September 11, don't miss McCoy Tyner accompanied by Geri Allen and...
Excited to start on Monday! Such wonderful people and important work - it's a dream job for me. Geri and I...
JazzCorner roster artist Geri Allen is the director of the residency at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)...
What a thing of beauty is Geri Allen's piano (Lonely Woman). cc: .. …
"Perfection": David Murray's best album in a decade, with Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington.
Geri Allen performs at Women in Jazz 2016 in Halle, Germany. Photography courtesy of Ruediger Schestag.
The Power Trio is in Europe! David Murray, Geri Allen, and Terri Lyne Carrington have 4 shows remaining on this...
Listen to Perfection by David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington on
David Murray, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, - Power Trio cd now at
Check out this new video of "Perfection" from my latest release with Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington in honor...
All Day shout outs to Harvy Blanks, Geri Allen, Evelyn Miks, David Boykins, Rhomeyn Johnson and John Hall for...
I'm listening to Portraits And Dreams by Geri Allen on
Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington - jazz in marciac - unconditional love - YouTube
Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding at the Village Vanguard, NYC, Dec 15-20. Tickets going fast.
Historic reunion at Univ of Pitts. Geri Allen brought us together for the 45th Jazz Seminar and Concert this weekend http…
Geri Allen is the epitome of what a present-day mainstream jazz pianist should be. .
Honestly an evening you cannot miss! Jason Moran, Henry Threadgill, Geri Allen +more
. Hello geri. AMEN we await the glory of our LORD. Allen from OZ. RCS MINISTRIES.
Cecil Taylor to Perform at Harlem Benefit Concert Nov. 17 - News: Jason Moran, Geri Allen will also play
NYC Premier of Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band on Sept 22 at Harlem Stage with Geri Allen...
Nice set by Geri Allen, Kenny Davis, and Victor Lewis (@ Village Vanguard) on
David Murray, Geri Allen & Teri Lyne Carrington will be the June 20th at the Pittsburgh JazzLive !
June 17 as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival David Murray Trio featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and Geri Allen...
Take a well deserved break Nigel. Never have I had anyone engage me in politics the way you have. For that, I T…
- I'll update the feed as I get more info. At present all trains in the area are at a stand. GK
Due to a person being hit by a train at ALL services that normally travel via this station are suspended from…
- Emergency services are now on site. There is no estimate for when the lines will open. GK
Because someone has been hit by a train. GK
on 9.19 from MNG>LST currently standing in Witham. Can you let us off so we can turn round and work from home ?
Services running through this station may be cancelled or delayed by 60 minutes. GK
Trains already delayed by 20 mins. Get half way home & the train ahead of us breaks down. you are complet…
I bet you're getting a battering this evening.
On the delayed 19:00 and now we have a failed train in front of us!
This is defiantly getting used! Absolute nightmare getting to London this morning from Colchester 😁 http:/…
when do you plan to run a service for Forest Gate or should I book an hotel? Not funny.
Held to ransom yet again by The service (or lack thereof) is beyond a joke.
probably the worst network in Europe
the guard could have EASILY let us on the train. Even had the time to discuss that we could clearly see room. Ridiculous
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Really sorry for the disruption to your journey this evening Geri.GK
18:20 Liverpool Street to Harwich International will be started from Stratford due to plastic sheeting caught on the ove…
- Metro Services between Liverpool Street and Gidea Park / Shenfield are subject to cancellation and alterati…
Due to a fault with the signalling system between and Maryland trains have to run at reduced speed on some li…
AGA tickets will be accepted on London buses. Routes available here RS
AGA tickets will be accepted on London Underground services. Routes available here …
18:47 Stratford to Bishops Stortford will be started from Tottenham Hale due to plastic sheeting caught on the overhead …
To add to your shambles, we were refused entry to a NOT FULL 18:30 LST>NRW by your guard 2 mins before departure
Four by Five by Geri Allen and Timeline on AccuRadio
Incredible pianist, Geri Allen stopped by James Gallery in the West End to meet owner, curator, James Frederick...
Geri Allen Open on all sides in the middle Minor Music free jazz
no I don't want Geri to disappear! I was at Jamie Allen 's magic show and there was a loud rude woman behind me!
I'm back with a bonus spin "GRAND RIVER CROSSINGS" interpretations by pianist Geri Allen.
w/ Paul Motian & Geri Allen. Proof that music is the force of life
RIP Charlie Haden. The music he made with Coleman, Jarrett, Paul Bley, Geri Allen, so many more, was revolutionary and changed everything
Yes! At the Village Vanguard to see Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington and Geri Allen.
NYT listings picks: Geri Allen & kick off weeklong run at Village Vanguard. Got my tix!
Now listening to Sagittarius - Mary Lou Williams by Geri Allen on Zodiac Suite: Revisited
Ornette was unbelievable tonight and who should show up to sit in... Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, David Murray, Geri Allen, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson and Patti Smith. All playing at a free concert in the park, what a treat.
just another night in Brooklyn, tonight at the bandshell, onstage: Ornette Coleman (& yes, he played!), Sonny Rollins, David Murray, Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, Denardo Coleman, James Blood Ulmer, Branford Marsalis, Geri Allen, Savion Glover, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Thurston Moore, Master Musicians of Jajouka, on & on in an amazing tribute to Ornette and his music
On this Date , thirty three years ago in 1981, Mary Lou Williams died. I thought everything had ended, but we have the recordings with almost all of them now on CD, and, since she was a composer, we have today's brilliant older, middle aged, and young, playing her music. Thank you, right now, to Geri Allen, Carmen Lundy, and Aaron Diehl and all the musicians and singers who have captured all the unrecorded sacred music of Mary Lou Williams. This is complete, except for minor mixing, sequencing, and in search of the proper EQ, and will soon appear on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Memories are a little heavy for me today, but the present and the future continue bright.
I've been looking at the artist lineup of the big four summer music festivals here in the Bay Area. The absence of women instrumentalists is appalling. We should ALL take it upon ourselves to let the male promoters of sfjazz festival, monterey jazz fest, san jose jazz and stanford jazz festivals that their representation of women instrumentalist headliners in their programming ranges from 0% to 5%. This is unacceptable, and does not represent the large number of outstanding women jazz pros and ensembles performing now. WHERE ARE Terri Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Tia Fuller, DIVA, Patrice Rushen, Hiromi, Melissa Saldana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Anat Cohen, Mimi Fox, Cheryl Bailey, Joanne Brackeen, Allison Miller, Helen Sung, Claire Daly, and on and on and on. WHERE are my sisters from the women's music movement in the 70s on this issue? We could use some backup here! Women jazz instrumentalists are virtually SHUT OUT of Monterey, SFJAZZ, San Jose Jazz and Stanford Jazz festivals here . ...
May 9 - 10, 2014 "Jimmy Page to Receive Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College of Music" Will be honored by the prestigious music school during its May 10th, 2014 commencement ceremony Joining Jimmy as honorees, all of whom are being celebrated for their achievement and influence, are jazz pianist, composer and educator Geri Allen, singer, songwriter and producer Valerie Simpson (of Ashford and Simpson fame) as well as jazz trumpeter, composer and educator Thara Memory. On May 9th, this year's honorees will watch and listen as current Berklee students perform music from their careers. Articles/Links/Interviews: Quote: "In the physical universe there are objects that include suns, planets, all life in matter, in all dimensions; and then there is the space that all these things exist. That space is the vital element. For virtually every kid since 1968, who picked up a guitar to find his voice on the instrument, Jimmy Page has been that space that enables all our notes to be played."
My man CV played so well with Geri Allen. I'm a new fan of Savannah Harris as well. Incredible talent on drums. Afro Blue was STELLAR!
La Strada by Geri Allen from the album: Timeless Portraits And Dreams
Aga Zaryan – “Remembering Nina & Abbey” This is the eighth album by the Queen in residence of the Polish Jazz scene since several years, the wonderful Aga Zaryan. As the title clearly points out, Zaryan creates here a tribute to two remarkable Afro-American female vocalists, which she admires not only for their superb vocal abilities but also for what they stood for as public figures fighting against discrimination, abuse of human and civil rights, chauvinism and sexism, both openly voicing their opinions and willing to pay the price associated with such behavior at the time. The album presents thirteen songs, all of which are either written by or associated with Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln. Zaryan is accompanied by a formidable team, which includes pianist Geri Allen, guitarist Larry Koonse, harpist Carol Robbins, bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz and drummer Brian Blade. Zaryan is known for her artistic courage, which she already proved several times during her career. This project is undoubtedly the b ...
CANCELLATION NOTICE: NJPAC has had to cancel the January 25 performance of Jazz and Beyond: ACS with Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, and featuring the Philadelphia Experiment with ?uestlove, Uri Caine and Christian McBride has been canceled due to a conflict in timing some of the artists have with the 2014 GRAMMY Awards. Current ticketholders for the performance will be contacted directly by the NJPAC Ticket Services Department beginning January 2, 2014. Patrons with questions may call 888-MY-NJPAC after January 1, 2014.
The Week Ahead | Pop: Modern-Jazz Spin on the Sad Jester: Much of what you need to know about Geri Allen can be...
DETROIT Carl Craig, Bennie Maupin, Marcus Belgrave, Geri Allen, Regina Carter. Sam & I always grooving to this one..
Celebrate Detroit! 12/8 Jacquelyn "Jackie" Hillsman, dance teacher, choreographer and dancer was born on this day in Detroit. She was the first choreographer to combine dance live jazz improvisation. She taught at Northern High School for many years and influenced countless numbers of dance students and jazz musicians. She worked with Roy Brooks, Donald Walden, and many other musicians. She was a mentor to pianist Geri Allen and many other female as well as male artists, dancers, and musicians. She was one of Detroit's many unsung GIANTS! Celebrate Detroit!
I'm going to Geri Allen at Collegium Leoninum in Bonn, Germany - May 25
Dave Brubeck, Dr. Lonnie Smith,Rene Marie, Geri Allen this hour on jazz. Online at
Celebrating Dave Brubeck on his birthday next hour on Jazz in the Night on Kansas Public Radio. Also on the way: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Victor Lewis, Marc Cary, Rene Marie, Shauli Einau, and Geri Allen,
Rachel Gray assigned me Living Color Do I like them? Yes. Folks are often surprised to hear that I like metal, although I'm pretty selective. Aerosmith is my most favorite in the metal category, and I've even been to Ozz-fest. I've seen and listened to enough metal to know that these guys are underrated. Favorite song: I very much dislike their signature song, Cult of Personality, as well as Glamour Boys, but their cover of Memories Can't Wait (Talking Heads) = pure awesome. Also, What's Your Favorite Color is a cool song, reminiscent of Earth Wind & Fire. Did I ever see them? Definitely I saw Vernon Reid play at many different places including the Blue Note or Knitting Factory with jazz people (e.g., Geri Allen), but later saw the band Living Colour at a bunch o' places like CBGB, perhaps at Cat Club? Or Pyramid? Perhaps at one of the first ten seasons of Celebrate Brooklyn or at Central Park Summer Stage?Possibly I saw them tour through Madison in the 1990s, at Club de Wash or O'Cayz Corral? Always reme ...
Rene Marie and Esperanza Spalding,Geri Allen,Terri Lyne .they were stunning…we were out of London
Two great gigs in one day.. Geri Allen, Terri Lyn Carrington and Esperanza Spalding.. Then Wayne Shorter Quartet with The BBC Concert Orchestra.. Bad arrangement of 'the three Maria's' by Perez and Patitucci
On way home from watching great gig by Geri Allen, Terri Lynne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding at the London Jazz Festival
Can you get to the Barbican for 4pm a to see Terri Lynne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding and Geri Allen (ACS)? A friend of mine won tickets in a competition and she can't go. All you need to do is get to the box office to pick up the tickets. It's FREE. inbox me ASAP.
Joe Henderson, Geri Allen, Toshiko Akiyoshi & your chance to win new Gregory Porter CD this hour on
“Lonely Woman” by Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, Geri Allen is my new jam. Listen:
At Hart Plaza for day 3 of Detroit Jazz Fest. Loaded today. Bill Frisell/Geri Allen& Danilo Perez/Ahmad Jamal/Liebman/Ravi Coltrane, more
The opening act is ACS. Geri Allen on piano, Teri Lyne Carrington on drums and Esperanza Spalding on bass. Yowza!
Going to Yoshi’s the other night to hear the Benny Green Trio made me reflect on all of the wonderful jazz musicians I’ve had the privilege to hear and see in person over the years. Many of them have left us, but some are very much present. Here’s a stream-of-consciousness list of the musicians I’ve heard in person; every one of them touched me and enriched me: Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins, Sheila Jordan, Harold Land, Bobby Hutcherson, Shirly Horn, Nat Adderly, Lew Tabackin, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Ed Kelley, Geri Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, James Moody, John Scofield, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Terence Blanchard, Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Chico Freeman, Mal Waldron, Sam Rivers, Lester Bowie, Kirk Lightsie, Cecil McBee, Ron Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Kenny Burrell, Joe Henderson, Christian McBride, Ray Charles, Sun Ra, Larry ...
Terri Lyne will be performing with ACS - Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington. Esperanza Spalding celebrating Wayne...
OK Mozart: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding - "Unconditional Love" live at the bartleville community center june 9, 2012. this was th...
Vijay Iyer, Geri Allen and more at the Atlas
Wow... I am still "jazzed" by the Cityfolk concert last night at Gilly's. Grace Kelly - what? 20 years old? - brought a hot group and hot sound to end Valentines Day. She is getting lots of attention in the jazz world for all the right reasons. She can flat out play. But! She also had with her a smokin' trumpet player Jason Palmer. From his bio: "Jason has worked with icons such as Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith (the organist), Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel (first trumpeter ever hired by this highly acclaimed guitarist), Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen, Clarence Penn, Jeff Ballard, Kenny Barron, Phil Woods, Common (hip-hop icon), Roy Hargrove, and Lewis Nash." No question we will be hearing from Kelly and Palmer for years to come. The rest of the band was solid too. Great night. Great jazz. Thank-you Cityfolk!
Back @ the Ranch this morning ... Started Prepping for Fridays storm . Supplies in & stocked ... Once again Theresa Allen & Tia Russo weren't on the Job ! . Wood Box stocking in the morning & then I say Let it Snow !!! ... That's My story & I'm sticking to it !! 8)
its safe to say trying to sing with a sore throat especially rocks songs was a deffinate no-go i dunno bout anyone else but it sounded to like i was wailing, with valerie girls lauren n Mandy Worth, harvey, Tina Osborne get in there t lol, happy couple Katherine Annaliese Allen aka cheesey n mr quiet Andy Trembath we get you singing n turn you crazy, would be walking 500 miles but hope ya have a good time up in london Benzi Holton, we need to bring paradise by the dashboard light back Sarah Martin, daydreamer Shanei Carter, birthday girl Rosemary Jarmain when was your actual birthday im confused, birthday girl Danni Prowse you shoulda said sooner you were there n u2 Andrew Kingman, you better not be turning normal steven gotta stop that geri aka penny lady gave me good luck dunno bout u. who asked me to do crazy frog i did put it up but wasnt called for it thats a first lol, hope to see you all out next week i have wednesday off which means i can drink so hopefully i wanna see you all out, have i missed . ...
I've always loved the work of some truly amazing women jazz pianists: Carla Bley, Marilyn Crispell, Anat Fort, Geri Allen, Iro Haarla but...
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Hello FB Friends & Fam. Good Fight of Faith Evangelist Ministries announces the launching of our WebPage at Please visit the website and tell me what you think, click on the "Phoenix" button on your left. It has been a long but rewarding process but we absolutely luv it! My gratitude and luv go out to Geri Allen who has been so instrumental in getting the site designed and operational. Geri you r 4ever in our prayers. So Fam check us out and send me ur feedback. Oh! Don't forget our Prayer Line at 8:00 pm (est) tonight, Monday thru Friday. Have a Blessed & Prosperous evening!!!
Saturday nite and got a great CD today and kickin back listening to Geri Allen "The Life of a Song". DeJohnette and Holland backing her up. Have a great night my friends live in the moment and enjoy it.
My gosh! A parade of stars tonight at our studio warming at Harwood N-4. Misha Sauceda, Kathy Wiggens, Kathy Salazar, Sandra and Fred Pugh, Doug and Geri, Polly Jackson, Gary Sanchez, Adabel Allen, Rita Chavez-Peterson and Al, Mark Corey, Patrick and Lacey Gatewood, Dave Blecha and Ellen, Eva Long and our fellow artists from Harwood. If I forgot you, let me know! Thank you thank you.
Finally had magical privilege of meeting Geri Allen yesterday. I'll admit, I freaked out.
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New Jazz in iTunes: Secret of the Wind (feat. Geri Allen) - Elisabeth Kontomanou, Geri Allen…
Joe Sanders has made a name for himself through his versatility, dedication, and steady pulse. He is without doubt, one of the most sought-after young bass players of his generation. He has played, recorded, and toured with many great musicians, to name a few come to mind Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Wayne Shorter, Dave Brubeck, Mulgrew Miller, Geri Allen, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Karriem Riggins, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Gerald Clayton (whose album Two-Shade was nominated for a 2010 Grammy®, featuring Sanders), Geoffery Kezzer, Lionel Loueke, Aaron Parks, Chris Potter, Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian Scott, and Taylor Eigsti. Sanders has evolved as a musician first as a student in the finest music programs and currently on the bandstand. He has had many mentors and teachers who have taught him along the way. His first teacher Catherine McGinn is a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and guided Sanders throughout middle school and high school, though these were strictly classical lass ...
23 years ago I had the great honor of being part of this session with Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Graham Haynes, Robin Eubanks, James Weidman, David Gilmore, Kevin Bruce Harris, Marvin "Smitty Smith", Geri Allen, Branford Marsalis, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Jimmy Cozier, & Lonnie Plaxico. Systems Two is now the place for jazz recordings. Enternally grateful for what the Marciano family taught me.
Christmas Eve on WVTF: 6:00pm - JAZZ PIANO CHRISTMAS NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, Jason Moran, Geri Allen, and Taylor Eigsti, and other artists perform their favorite holiday songs! 7:00pm - CHRISTMAS EVE JAZZ WITH BILL THOMAS Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, listen to your Christmas favorites all jazzed up AND presented by our own Bill Thomas! 11:00pm - CHRISTMAS CLASSICS OVERNIGHT from the Beethoven Satellite Network. Overnight classical host Peter Van De Graaff is back to play the enduring music of the season. We bet Santa will be tuned in on his sleigh FM receiver!
Montclair jazz artists are center stage for the Moody Festival: Christian McBride, Geri Allen and Melissa...
Since this is my "No Cable TV Month", what would you like to talk about this evening, my dear? I'll put so music on while you think about a topic, okay! What would you like to hear - Nina, Abbey, Betty Carter, Casandra, Dee Dee, Rachelle? How about some Geri Allen?
Hal Willner reading Ginsberg poetry at The Stone tonight with accompaniment by Philip Glass and Geri Allen
The Thelonious Monk Competition and Gala was an awesome array of talent--Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Geri Allen, Aretha Franklin! Congratulations to Jamison Ross for winning the drum competition. It was great to chat with Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Cobb, T. S. Monk and Roberta Gambarini after the performance. Tonight on WPFW 89.3FM in Washington DC ( we'll feature Miles Davis In Europe 1967 and the new recording by Harold Mabern that he talked about on my show last week. We'll be looking for your pledge of support in our fund drive between 8 and 10 PM.
This week, my 70th birthday celebration at the Jazz Standard begins on September 13 with a performance by my organ quartet. I'll lead my big band on the 14th, and then Trio 3 (featuring Geri Allen, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyrille) will close out the weekend on the 15th and 16th. Hope to see you there!
Now playing Dianne Reeves and Geri Allen - Maiden Voyage on Radio Casa Bastiano
Two from "Mionk in Motian" just ahead on KPR, with Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Geri Allen with Paul Motian.
Seen Mogwai, Esperanza Spalding/Geri Allen, Kurt Vile in the past few days,last two for free. NYC summer music season just getting started!
Geri Allen & Carrie Mar Weems definitely rocking the Bandshell on this lovely Fri @ Prospect Park Bandshell
- Carrie Mae Weems, World Premiere w Geri Allen, Imani Uzuri, Alicia Moran, Eisa Davis, Esperanz Spaulding, Patrice Rushen, all kinda sistren up in this. New York in the Springtime. Prospect Park, BK. Now.
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Just left the concert at the hill house with Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington and Geri Allen and what a performance by these very talented women!!!
not a lot of people these days remember the pianist Bob Neloms - pianist in Mingus' last band, worked with everyone from Beaver Harris to Lionel Hampton, Marcus Belgrave and Gene Ammons. Was also one of the earliest house pianists at Motown. Also mentor to Geri Allen. Bob is alive and well and living in Birmingham Michigan. One of the nices, funniest people I've ever known, and a genius of a pianist (and who else would play the Mickey Mouse them as a closer? Bob used to do this at Kaspar's). Bob could play anything and though I haven't seen him in some time, we've had a few phone conversations recently.
Gilmore Keyboard Festival Update! Richard Goode.Amazing, Diana Krall.Awesome (Best Shoes), 33 Variations.Bravo to the cast and SILVIA ROEDERER! Alfredo Rodriguez.Magical. Tonight is Geri Allen.Go Blue! and still to come: Emmanuel Ax, Kirill Gerstein, and the Brad Meldau trio. Gotta love the Gilmore!!!
Music Review: Geri Allen Trio at the Village Vanguard - Review: Geri Allen is working at the Village Vangu...
Delighted to present Geri Allen's Trio at the Village Vanguard next week:
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