June 12, 1957 - June 27, 2017
February 16-17, 2018
Harvard University will host Timeless Portraits and Dreams: A Festival/Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen and organized by Vijay Iyer, Ingrid Monson, Esperanza Spalding, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Please join them for two concerts and two days of panel discussions featuring top musicians and artists who worked with Allen and will honor her creative vision, artistic collaborations, and the role she played in establishing the shape of jazz today. Tickets are free and will be available from the Harvard Box Office on February 7, 2018
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