The Career Of Geri Allen | St. Louis Public Radio

The Career Of Geri Allen

Apr 10, 2016

Jazz Unlimited for April will be “The Career of Geri Allen.” Geri Allen was born Pontiac, MI.  Her family moved to Detroit.  She is a graduate of Cass Technical High School, whose music program has produced so many jazz musicians.  She has an AB in jazz from Howard University and an MS in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh.  In addition to her performing career, she is now an Associate Professor and jazz studies director at the University of  Pittsburgh.  We will be heard with her own trios and small groups and in addition with Wallace Roney, Charles Lloyd, Roy Brooks, Bobby Hutcherson, Andy Bey, Betty Carter, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Frank Lowe, Ornette Coleman, the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, James Newton, Hal Wilner, Ravi Coltrane and Oliver Lake

The Slide Show contains my photos of some of the artists heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of April 18, 2016.

This is a video of Geri Allen (p) Esperanza Spalding, (c,vcl) Terri Lyne Carrington (d) at jazz in Marciac playing "Unconditional Love."