Tag Archives: Geri Allen

Geri Allen: MFM Salutes The Maestra’s Memory and Legacy

Text by Dawoud Kringle

Geri AllenOn Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, pianist, composer, and music educator Geri Allen died. The cause of death was reported to be cancer. She was 60 years old.

Her work has earned her a reputation as one of the world’s finest jazz pianists.

Geri Antoinette Allen was born on June 12, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan, and raised in Detroit. She began studying the piano at age seven and went on to graduate from Cass Technical High School, (the alma mater of Paul Chambers, Wardell Gray, Gerald Wilson and Donald Byrd).

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Intakes #2 – Jazz here and there/was, is and will be?

Text by Steve Dalachinsky

“The question is who has access to understanding and explaining a people and to what use?” – Descartes

Byron to Shelley – “What makes you write?”

Shelley – “My inability to prevent it.”

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Music listings – 7/19 through 7/25

1. New York Sufi Music Festival hosted by Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon and Pakistani Peace Builders – from July 20 through July 22, 2010

Concert I

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Union Square Park (north end, opposite Barnes & Noble, East 17th Street , btwn. Park Avenue South and Broadway)
Ticket: free admission

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