Geoffrey Keezer

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Birthday
20, 1970
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1970 (age 48)
Birthplace
Wisconsin

About

Known for his high-profile collaborations and for drawing upon Hawaiian, Okinawan, and Afro-Peruvian folk music.

Before Fame

He began playing with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1989 when he was 18. He remained with the group until Blakey's passing.

Trivia

He earned a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album after releasing Áurea, his 2009 CD.

Family Life

His parents were both music teachers, and he began taking piano lessons when he was three.

Associated With

He appeared on many TV shows, including Good Morning America and The View, performing with trumpeter Chris Botti and country star Vince Gill.