Geri Allen
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

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Monday January 15th 2018
A Tribute To Geri Allen
With music direction by Terri Lyne Carrington

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)

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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
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

June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017

Geri AllenPianist, composer, Guggenheim Fellow, and educator Geri Allen died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from complications of cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had recently celebrated her 60th birthday.

Hailed as one of the most accomplished pianists and educators of her time, Allen’s most recent position was as Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She was especially proud of performing with renowned pianist McCoy Tyner for the last two years, and was also part of two recent groundbreaking trios: ACS (Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding) and the MAC Power Trio with David Murray and Carrington – their debut recording Perfection was released on Motéma Music in 2016 to critical acclaim.

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