June 12, 1957 - June 27, 2017
Healdsburg Jazz Festival
Raven Performing Arts Theater
An all-star collective of Geri’s friends and musical colleagues pay tribute to both Erroll Garner and Geri Allen, with an encore presentation of Geri’s Three Piano’s Tribute to Erroll Garner’s Concert By The Sea. Pianists Christian Sands, Gerald Clayton, and Helen Sung will be joined by Guitarist Russell Malone, Drummer Victor Lewis, and Bassist Darek Oles. Featuring Allen’s unique arrangements of some of Garner’s most famous repertoire, tonight’s program is an Homage to two of the most iconic figures in Jazz.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles Philharmonic
March 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM
The Garden Theater
3929 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48201
Tickets: $27 in advance / $35 at the door
***Doors open for ticket holders at 7:15pm; any remaining standing room tickets will go on sale at 7:30pm.
ACS – Allen, Carrington, Spalding – Trio was an important part of Geri Allen’s later collaborative works and served as a home base for her musically. As a trio, their goal was to expand their creative impulses using the jazz standard repertoire. Carrington and Spalding have continued this trio concept with a few different artists, consciously leaving the piano chair open. Ravi Coltrane will be joining Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington as they honor Geri Allen.
Featuring Angela Davis, Esperanza Spalding, Craig Taborn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Ingrid Jensen, Jack DeJohnette, Jaimeo Brown, Jeff Tain Watts, Kassa Overall, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, Maurice Chestnut, Mino Cinelu, Ravi Coltrane, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tia Fuller, Vijay Iyer plus more
Presented in association with Terri Lyne Carrington, Motema Music and Ora Harris
*All proceeds from Monday's concert will go to the Geri Allen Estate.
The New School Tishman Auditorium, 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
7:00 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Show
TICKETS - $65 ADV / $75 DOS / $100 GOLD CIRCLE / $35 STUDENT (AT DOOR ONLY)
It is with a heavy heart that we announce our beloved and brilliant Geri Allen passed away in the afternoon of June 27, 2017. In a career that spanned more than 35 years, Geri gifted us with her impeccable playing, composing, arranging and empowering young musicians everywhere by acknowledging the past and bringing the music forward with her innovative projects and her educational acumen.
Here is her aptly titled composition, "Unconditional Love" performed with Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington. Thank you Geri Allen for sharing unconditionally, your beautiful gift.
Geri's Latest Recording
- Mirror of Youth
- Barbara Allen
- The David, Geri & Terri Show
- The Nurturer
- D Special (Interlude)
- Samsara (for Wayne)
- For Fr. Peter O’Brien
- Cycles and Seasons
David Murray – saxophone
Geri Allen – piano
Terri Lyne Carrington – drums