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GERI ALLEN

 

BIO: Geri Allen is an internationally known composer and pianist. Since 1982, she has recorded, performed or collaborated with artists as diverse as Ravi Coltrane, Dianne Reeves, Liz Wright, and Simone, in... (read more...)

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Hip-Hop Institute, YASI, Second City and More Among NJPAC's Summer 2015 Programs for Young Artists Hip-Hop Institute, YASI, Second City and More Among NJPAC's Summer 2015 Programs for Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2015

If you are a young artist attending middle school or high school, where can you go this summer to study acting, songwriting, musical theater, dance, hip-hop, comedy and improv? And, if you are a girl studying jazz, where can you attend an all-female jazz residency program? NJPAC is your answer. The ... (more...)
Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz Remembers and Celebrates Nina Simone Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz Remembers and Celebrates Nina Simone
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

ATLANTA, GA - The music and civil rights activism of legendary singer/songwriter Nina Simone will be celebrated at the 5th Kenyetta: A Festival of Women in Jazz at Spelman College, March 26-28, 2015, with a series of presentations, lectures and musical performances, including a featured concert by t... (more...)
Jacques Lacombe to End Tenure with NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA After 2015-16 Season Jacques Lacombe to End Tenure with NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA After 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2014

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jacques Lacombe has announced that, upon the completion of his current contract with the Orchestra, he will step down as the NJSO's music director in August 2016.... (more...)
Miller Theatre to Present CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO, 11/1 Miller Theatre to Present CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its 2014-15 Jazz series with the CYRUS CHESTNUT TRIO, featuring Cyrus Chestnut, piano, Dezron Douglas, bass, and Neal Smith, drums. The concert is set for Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia Univers... (more...)
Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith and More Join 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival Lineup, 6/1-30 Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith and More Join 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival Lineup, 6/1-30
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced lineup additions for the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30, with over 150 performances at more than 15 venues throughout New York City.... (more...)
MONTY ALEXANDER Announces U.S. Tour MONTY ALEXANDER Announces U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2014

On April 8, just two months before the New York-based artist Monty Alexander celebrates his 70th birthday, Motéma Music will release Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On... (more...)
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis Returns to Segerstrom Center Tonight Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis Returns to Segerstrom Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2014

The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis arrives at Segerstrom Center for the Arts tonight, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall.... (more...)
Harlem Stage Hosts Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, Now thru 3/15 Harlem Stage Hosts Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overa... (more...)
Harlem Stage to Host Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, 3/13-15 Harlem Stage to Host Geri Allen's Mary Lou Williams Tribute, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2014

World-renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen presents 'A Conversation with Mary Lou: Geri Allen Celebrates Mary Lou Williams' a new music and spoken-word tribute to the legacy of jazz groundbreaker Mary Lou Williams. Featuring vocalist/actress Carmen Lundy, bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overa... (more...)
Yale Club of Chicago to Present GERSHWIN IN BLUE, 2/26 Yale Club of Chicago to Present GERSHWIN IN BLUE, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2014

The Yale Club of Chicago presents "Gershwin in Blue: A George and Ira Gershwin Songbook Celebration," Wednesday, February 26, 8 p.m. at the Jazz Showcase, featuring vocalists Ava Logan and Charles Thomas.... (more...)
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis to Return to Segerstrom Center, 3/14 Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis to Return to Segerstrom Center, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis arrives at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. The much admired and critically acclaimed orchestra performs the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington for its return visit to the... (more...)
Pianist Brandon McCune Pays Tribute to Memphis Music Legend Mulgrew Miller at Luna Stage Tonight Pianist Brandon McCune Pays Tribute to Memphis Music Legend Mulgrew Miller at Luna Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2013

A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller will continue Luna Stage's Music in the Moonlight Series with pianist Brandon McCune tonight, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring Ameen Saleem on Bass and Cecil Brooks III on Drums.... (more...)
Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding Join Forces at Segerstrom Center This Weekend Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding Join Forces at Segerstrom Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2013

Three of today's leading ladies of jazz, Geri Allen (piano), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) and Esperanza Spalding (bass), also known as the trio ACS, will take to the stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts today and tomorrow, October 25 and 26 for four performances in Samueli Theater. Having formed... (more...)
Pianist Brandon McCune to Pay Tribute to Memphis Music Legend Mulgrew Miller at Luna Stage, 10/27 Pianist Brandon McCune to Pay Tribute to Memphis Music Legend Mulgrew Miller at Luna Stage, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2013

A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller will continue Luna Stage's Music in the Moonlight Series with pianist Brandon McCune on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring Ameen Saleem on Bass and Cecil Brooks III on Drums.... (more...)
Roulette Welcomes Oliver Lake and More Tonight Roulette Welcomes Oliver Lake and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2013

Roulette, celebrating 35 years of new and adventurous performance, will present an evening with Oliver Lake featuring the Flux String Quartet and Vijay Iyer.... (more...)
Carmen Lundy to Play Harris Center, 9/21 Carmen Lundy to Play Harris Center, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - September 08, 2013

One of the today's finest jazz singers, Carmen Lundy is highly regarded for her innovative musicianship and songwriting. "In a world of pretenders, Carmen Lundy is a genuine Jazz Singer" says The Evening Standard. She has performed at the most prestigious festivals and concert halls in Japan, Europ... (more...)
Roulette to Welcome Oliver Lake and More, 10/1 Roulette to Welcome Oliver Lake and More, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - September 07, 2013

Roulette, celebrating 35 years of new and adventurous performance, will present an evening with Oliver Lake featuring the Flux String Quartet and Vijay Iyer.... (more...)
Jonathan Batiste, Greg Thomas and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Sept 2013 Jonathan Batiste, Greg Thomas and More Set for National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Sept 2013
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2013

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem has added a slew of new events with Jonathan Batiste. Below you will find the entire calendar of events for September with three new Jazz Is:Now! additions. The museum is also happy to announce that Greg Thomas will host next Tuesday's 'Words on Bird' event accompa... (more...)
Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding to Join Forces at Segerstrom Center, 10/25-26 Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding to Join Forces at Segerstrom Center, 10/25-26
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2013

Three of today's leading ladies of jazz, Geri Allen (piano), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) and Esperanza Spalding (bass), also known as the trio ACS, will take to the stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts October 25 and 26 for four performances in Samueli Theater.... (more...)
Yale Club of Chicago Presents DUKE ELLINGTON AT YALE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE Tonight Yale Club of Chicago Presents DUKE ELLINGTON AT YALE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2013

Duke Ellington at Yale: A Musical Tribute will be presented by the Yale Club of Chicago with support from the Jazz Institute of Chicago tonight, February 27, with sets at 8pm and 10pm.... (more...)
Michael Wolff and Mike Clark Release 'Wolff & Clark Expedition' Debut CD Michael Wolff and Mike Clark Release 'Wolff & Clark Expedition' Debut CD
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2013

When two of the best musicians on the planet decide to combine their estimable talents to create a band without boundaries, the result is the WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION. Dizzy Gillespie famously said that jazz must have 'one foot in the past and one in the future.' With the Wolff & Clark Expedition, t... (more...)
Yale Club of Chicago to Present DUKE ELLINGTON AT YALE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE, 2/27 Yale Club of Chicago to Present DUKE ELLINGTON AT YALE: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2013

Duke Ellington at Yale: A Musical Tribute will be presented by the Yale Club of Chicago with support from the Jazz Institute of Chicago on Wednesday, February 27, with sets at 8pm and 10pm.... (more...)
Hollywood Bowl Announces Concert Lineup Hollywood Bowl Announces Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2013

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced the Hollywood Bowl summer 2013 subscription series and single events for its 92nd season at the historic venue. The Hollywood Bowl is one of the most renowned summer cultural venues in the world and has been the summer home of the Los Angeles ... (more...)
Michael Wolff and Mike Clark to Release 'Wolff & Clark Expedition' Debut CD Michael Wolff and Mike Clark to Release 'Wolff & Clark Expedition' Debut CD
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2013

When two of the best musicians on the planet decide to combine their estimable talents to create a band without boundaries, the result is the WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION. Dizzy Gillespie famously said that jazz must have "one foot in the past and one in the future." With the Wolff & Clark Expedition, t... (more...)
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Presents Annual Competition and Gala September 22-23 in DC Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Presents Annual Competition and Gala September 22-23 in DC
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2012

The 25th annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and 'Women, Music and Diplomacy' All-Star Gala Concert will be presented by the world-renowned Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, in partnership with Cadillac, this year's Presenting Sponsor, on September 22-23. Through the competition a... (more...)






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