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Geri Allen

p, *1957 US, Pontiac, Michigan
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Geri Allen (born June 12, 1957) is an American composer, educator, and jazz pianist, raised in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. Allen has worked with many of the greats of modern music, including Ornette Coleman, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, and Charles Lloyd. She cites her primary influences to be her parents, Mount Vernell Allen Jr, and Barbara Jean Allen, and her primary musical influences to be mentors Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, and Betty Carter, as well as pianists Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Alice Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Bud Powell, and mentor Dr. Billy Taylor. Allen is an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Pittsb

  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Embraceable You on Timeless Portraits And Dreams by Geri Allen
Maiden Voyage on Shades Of Blue by Various Artists
Feed the Fire on Some Aspects Of Water by Geri Allen
The Gathering on The Gathering by Geri Allen
In Walked Bud on LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD Unissued Tracks by Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian
L.O.V.E on Secret of the Wind by Elisabeth Kontomanou
A Child Is Born on A Child Is Born by Geri Allen
Obtuse Angles on LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD Unissued Tracks by Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian
Lush Life on The Life Of A Song by Geri Allen, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette
Announcement by Paul Motian on LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD Unissued Tracks by Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian

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Title Artist Year Type
Grand River Crossings (Motown & Motor City Inspirations)Geri Allen2013Album
Secret Of The WindElisabeth Kontomanou Featuring Geri Allen2012Album
Celebrating Mary Lou Williams - Live At Birdland New YorkTrio 3 + Geri Allen2011Album
A Child Is BornGeri Allen2011Album
LiveGeri Allen & Timeline2010Album
Flying Toward The SoundGeri Allen2010Album
At This TimeTrio 3 + Geri Allen2009Album
Live At Kerrytown Concert HouseMarcus Belgrave With Tommy Flanagan, Geri Allen, Gary Schunk2008Album
Jazzpar Concerts 2003Lars Møller, Geri Allen, Buster Williams, Billy Hart2006Album
Timeless Portraits And DreamsGeri Allen2006Album
Zodiac Suite: RevisitedThe Mary Lou Williams Collective - Geri Allen, Buster Williams, Billy Hart, Andrew Cyrille2006Album
The Life Of A SongGeri Allen, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette2004Album
Essentials Vol. 1Geri Allen2000Compil.
The Montréal TapesCharlie Haden, Geri Allen, Paul Motian1998Album
The GatheringGeri Allen1998Album
Eyes... In The Back Of Your HeadGeri Allen1997Album
Some Aspects Of WaterGeri Allen1997Album
Love NotesBetty Carter, Geri Allen, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette1994Album
MaroonsGeri Allen1992Album
Live At The Village VanguardGeri Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian1991Album
The NurturerGeri Allen1991Album
TriangularRalph Peterson Trio featuring Geri Allen1989Album
SegmentsGeri Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian1989Album
In The Year Of The DragonGeri Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian1989Album
TwylightGeri Allen1989Album
Shades Of ChangeDavid Friedman, Geri Allen, Anthony Cox, Ronnie Burrage1988Album
EtudesCharlie Haden / Paul Motian Feat. Geri Allen1988Album
Open On All Sides In The MiddleGeri Allen1987Album
Bushman SongJohn Stubblefield, Geri Allen, Charnett Moffett, Victor Lewis, Mino Cinelu1986Album
Home GrownGeri Allen1985Album
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