It is with heavy heart that we share news that the incomparable Geri Allen has fallen gravely ill. More details are forthcoming, and we ask that everyone respect the family's privacy at this time.

Please hold all communications to her family and longtime manager Ora Harris until further notice. DL Media will handle all inquiries on Geri’s behalf during this difficult chapter; please direct all communications through Maureen McFadden:


Geri's Latest Recording
Perfection

TRACK LISTING:

  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

MUSICIANS:

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

SOUNDCLIPS:


See all of Geri's Recordings

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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