Upcoming Shows

July 05, 2017 - Wayne Shorter Quintet
Carr Center

311 Grand River, Detroit , MI

July 06, 2017 - The McCoy Tyner Project


July 08, 2017 - The McCoy Tyner Project
Gent Jazz Festival


July 09, 2017 - The McCoy Tyner Project
North Sea Jazz Festival


July 09, 2017 - July 15, 2017 - Geri Allen’s Female Jazz Camp
Rutgers University

New Brunswick , New Jersey

July 15, 2017 - The McCoy Tyner Project
Venitian Theater

Katona , New York

August 05, 2017 - Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding (ACS Trio)
Newport Jazz Festival

Newport , RI

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Geri's Latest Recording


  1. Mirror of Youth
  2. Barbara Allen
  3. Geri-Rigged
  4. The David, Geri & Terri Show
  5. The Nurturer
  6. Perfection
  7. D Special (Interlude)
  8. Samsara (for Wayne)
  9. For Fr. Peter O’Brien
  10. Cycles and Seasons


David Murray – saxophone
Geri Allen – piano
Terri Lyne Carrington – drums


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Geri Allen is a Yamaha Artist

About Geri Allen

Geri AllenProfessor Allen is currently Director of the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a master’s degree in ethnomusicology.

Geri Allen, pianist/composer, bandleader, educator and Guggenheim Fellow, is the first recipient of the Soul Train, Lady of Soul Award for Jazz. In 2011 Geri Allen, was nominated for an NAACP Award for her Timeline, Tap Quartet Project. Allen is the first woman, and youngest person to receive the Danish Jazz Par Prize. She is a cutting edge performing artist, and continues to concertize internationally.

She is a product of the Detroit Public School System, Howard University and the University of Pittsburgh. Allen moved to NYC in 1982 after she completed her advanced degree in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh, and for the past thirty years has recorded, performed and collaborated with some of the most important artists of our time including Ornette Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, George Shirley, Dewey Redman, Jimmy Cobb, Sandra Turner-Barnes, Charles Lloyd, Marcus Belgrave, Betty Carter, Jason Moran, Lizz Wright, Marian McPartland, Roy Brooks, Vijay Iyer, Charlie Haden and Paul Motion, Laurie Anderson, Terri Lynn Carrington and Esperanza Spalding, Hal Wilner, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Dianne Reeves, Joe Lovano, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carrie Mae Weems, Angelique Kidjo, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, S. Epatha Merkerson, Farah Jasmin Griffin, Howard University’s Afro-Blue and many others.

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