Geri Allen

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Birthday
12, 1957
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jun 27, 2017 (60)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1957
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jun 27, 2017 (60)

About

Jazz artist, pianist, and educator who released the album "A Child is Born" in 2011. She contributed to the soundtrack for Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, which won a Peabody Award.  

Before Fame

She attended Howard University and the University of Pittsburgh. She would later serve as an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Trivia

She was featured in "Live Music, Community & Social Conscience," a 2007 documentary that examined how music connects all cultures and peoples. 

Family Life

She never failed to credit her parents, Mount Vernell Allen Jr. and Barbara Jean Allen, as the most influential factors in her life. 

Associated With

She collaborated with Paul Motian on "Monk in Motian" from 1988.