Yoko Suzuki Presents
The Music of Geri Allen
Thursday, February 25
Audience favorite Yoko Suzuki is back to celebrate and showcase The Music of Geri Allen, broadcast from Alphabet City. (Run time: 90 minutes)
A concert featuring all new arrangements of Geri Allen’s original compositions.Yoko Suzuki (a former student and colleague of Geri Allen’s) wanted to ensure Geri’s music is still heard, most especially because of its complexity. Yoko has created new arrangements of Geri’s work in the 2nd concert of the series, a collaboration with local musicians. You won’t get to see something like this anywhere else.
This concert is a rare chance for audiences to hear Geri’s challenging music live, and understand from the musicians just what an intricate puzzle the work presents. Geri first performed at City of Asylum in the 2009 Jazz Poetry festival alongside Oliver Lake’s Trio 3.
Joining Yoko live from our stage are jazz favorites Tommy Lehman (trumpet), Glenn Zaleski (piano), James Johnson III (drums), and Jeff Grubbs (bass).