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Musical Celebration With the Highest of Aspirations

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra opens its 2013-14 season

Geri's song, ""Unconditional Love" appeared on Terri Lyne Carrington's Grammy winning album, Mosaic. It was honored with the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year.

“This album is not just amazing but history making, having the likes of Geri Allen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anat Cohen, Angela Davis, Sheila E. Nona Hendryx, Ingrid Jensen, Mimi Jones, Carmen Lundy, Chia-Yin Carol Ma, Hailey Niswanger, Gretchen Parlato, Tineke Postma, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, Linda Taylor, Shea Rose, Patrice Rushen, Helen Sung and Cassandra Wilson. Never was there a project that involved all these individuals together and time will tell if there’ll be a repeat. Quincy Jones has been known for bringing together a multitude of talented individuals and creating projects, in the same way Terri can be thought of as Quenelle Jonelle, the female version that mirrors Quincy, bringing together a talented cast of female artists.” - Sam Archer, Philadelphia Examiner

In concert with the Christmas Season, Motema Music has released GERI ALLEN: ‘A CHILD IS BORN’ The rare Christmas record that transcends background music, nostalgia or pure business, this first Christmas album by the jazz pianist Geri Allen is serious and thoughtful. She rearranges songs like “We Three Kings” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” for solo piano and other instruments including celesta and Farfisa organ, darkening them into unanswerable questions; in her hands, they sound influenced by late Coltrane, late-1960s Miles Davis and gospel music. She also weaves in under-a-minute snippets of multitracked improvisations and recorded segments of singing by theGee’s Bend Quilters Collective, the Alabaman craftswomen. (Motema, $14.99) BEN RATLIFF - The New York Times 11/25/11

"A Child Is Born", Geri Allen's solo piano driven sequel, to her critically acclaimed solo piano debut, 2010's Flying Toward the Sound. She refers to A Child Is Born as "a joyous Christmas celebration and remembrance of a childhood where love was always unconditional." Allen, creates a sonic bridge for sharing traditional Christmas melodies from around the world and original Christmas songs, with family and friends.

The 42nd NAACP Image Awards nominates Geri Allen & Timeline Live for outstanding Jazz Album. The Award Ceremony will be televised on March 4th, 2011 on Fox Network; 8/7C.

pages 36 - 42 in www.Jazziz.com 3D Issue
Ted Pankin's shares about GERI ALLEN's success in August 2010's addition of the digital magazine JAZZIZ: HOW GREAT THOU ART "With the release of two new albums, pianist Geri Allen cements her standing as a modern master."
pages 36 - 42 in www.Jazziz.com 3D Issue

TRIO 3 AND GERI ALLEN celebrate the centennial of Mary Lou Williams
Performance at Birdland 315 W. 44th St., New York, N.Y. August 17 – August 20
-THE NEW YORKER

Jul 22, 2010 ... Geri Allen and Timeline “Live” (Dig) is the rewardingly
bold new statement from Ms. Allen, a wise and dynamic ...

Jazz Listings - New York Times

June 10, 2010 ...The feisty pianist has always had a knack for knowing
who the compatible wild cards are and, with Ravi Coltrane and Jeff Watts

-VILLAGE VOICE

Jun 2, 2010 ... TRIO 3 WITH GERI ALLEN Never mind the redundancy in the title,
or that this avant-garde collective actually works here as a ...

Jazz Listings - Schedule - NYTimes.com

May 30, 2010 ... The pianist Geri Allen recently picked up on an old jazz tradition:
a live band collaborating with a tap dancer. “Live” (Motema), a new ...

Jazz Listings - Schedule - NYTimes.com

Apr 22, 2010 ... GERI ALLEN QUARTET Geri Allen's pianism reflects a spectrum of blues
and gospel tonalities, and she rarely settles ...

Jazz Listings - Schedule - NYTimes.com

Apr 15, 2010 ... GERI ALLEN QUARTET Geri Allen's pianism reflects a spectrum of blues
and gospel tonalities, and she rarely ...

Jazz Listings - Schedule - NYTimes.com

Geri Allen and Timeline by Michael Gallant
-Keyboard Magazine

CD RELEASE PARTY for "TIMELINE" MOTEMA MUSIC @ IRIDIUM
Geri Allen Brings Her Radical Jazz & Tap Dance Quartet Timeline To The Iridium,
July 23-25

"IN STORE" LIVE PERFORMANCE at J&R June 25th FEATURING KASSA OVERALL.
GERI ALLEN WILL BE SIGNING CD'S

FLYING TOWARD THE SOUND FEATURE "The Best New Jazz Of 2010 (so far)."
-NPR MUSIC'S TAKE FIVE: A Weekly Jazz Sampler

CARNEGIE HALL HONORS MS. JESSEYE NORMAN:
A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy
-CARNEGIE HALL

GERI ALLEN AND TIMELINE LIVE CD REVIEW BY MARK F. TURNER
-ALL ABOUT JAZZ

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