Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington are the resident ensemble for the Detroit Jazz Festival and are doing 3 shows honoring Geri Allen in her hometown:

Aug. 31 – “Open On All Sides” (creative music side of Geri) w/ Kris Davis, Nicole M. Mitchell, Ravi Coltrane and Maurice Chestnut

Sept. 2 – “Dreamtime” (with orchestra, lush but focused on some of her dense material with synthesizer as well) w/ Craig Taborn, Nicholas Payton Gary Thomas, Nêgah Santos, Maurice Chestnut Taps and the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra

Sept. 3 – “Flying Toward the Sound” (featuring technology, Farah will be remote from NY, DJ and synths) w/ Leo Genovese, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and Kassa Overall

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DownBeat 2018

August 25, 2018 @ 8:00PM
Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet Tribute to Geri Allen
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2018

June 8, 2018 @ 8:00PM
“Celebrating Geri Allen”
with Ravi Coltrane, Dave Holland and Terri Lyne Carrington

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
Raven Performing Arts Theater
Healdsburg, CA

June 14, 2018 @ 7:30PM
Terri Lyne Carrington: Celebrating Geri Allen’s Genius, Grace and Fire
Sixth & I

Pianist-composer Geri Allen, will be remembered on with a DCJF exclusive: Terri Lyne Carrington: Celebrating Geri Allen’s Genius, Grace and Fire. Ms. Allen, who mentored subsequent generations of Howard University music students while achieving an honored career as a performing and recording artist, jazz educator, passed away in 2017. Renowned drummer-bandleader-educator Terri Lyne Carrington, bring a list of stellar musicians including Bad Plus pianist Orrin Evans, rising star saxophonist Tia Fuller, swiftly emerging vocalist Charanee Wade, and DCJF’s 2018 artist-in-residence Ben Williams. The evening will also highlight the special partnership Geri Allen had with the late NEA Jazz Master vocalist Betty Carter, a major touchstone in Ms. Allen’s extraordinary career.

Ticket Information
$27.00 (Pre-sale), $30.00 (Advanced) • $35.00 (Day-Of)
General Admission • Doors Open: 7:00 PM | Show: 7:30 PM
Visit Sixth & I’s page to purchase tickets!
600 I Street, NW | Washington, DC 20001 | 202.408.3100

March 9, 2018
For Geri Allen’s Erroll Garner Project
Concert by the Sea
8:00 PM

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
Gerald Clayton
Christian Sands
Victor Lewis
Russell Malone
Darek Oles
Helen Sung

One show only!
Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding & Ravi Coltrane

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM
The Garden Theater
3929 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48201
Tickets: $27 in advance / $35 at the door
Info: 313-965-8430

***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.

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

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