Welcome to a new season of the Music Column with William Price King and the first headliner today is American Jazz Pianist and Composer Geri Allen ( 1957 – 2017)
First a little bit about Geri Allen and her life and work courtesy of Wikipedia
Geri Antoinette Allen (June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist. In addition to her career as a performer and bandleader, Allen was an associate professor of music and the director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh.
She started playing the piano at the age of 7, and settled on becoming a jazz pianist in her early teens. Allen graduated from Howard University’s jazz studies program in 1979. She then continued her studies: with pianist Kenny Barron in New York; and at the University of Pittsburgh, where she completed a master’s degree in…
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