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Alan Broadbent - 100% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 April 1947, Auckland, New Zealand. After studying piano and musical theory in his homeland, in the mid-60s Broadbent moved to the USA to study at the Berklee College Of Music. After studying with Lennie Tristano he began arranging for Woody Herman, his work appearing on the 1973 album, Giant Steps. In the 70s, Broadbent composed music in the classical form while simultane Read more

Jessica Williams - 83% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Dance Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Learning to play piano as a child and studying classical music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Williams turned to jazz and was playing professionally at the age of 14. In Philadelphia, she was a member of the Philly Joe Jones Quartet and also worked with Joe Morello and singer Ethel Ennis. In 1977 she relocated to the west coast Read more

Larry Willis - 63% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Elliott Willis, 20 December 1942, New York City, New York, USA. Although destined to become a pianist of note, Willis also studied singing. His studies took him to the High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. In the early 60s he began a decade long round of playing under leaders such as Jackie McLean, Hugh Masekela, Kai Winding and Stan Getz. Read more

Muhal Richard Abrams - 60% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 September 1930, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Abrams began studying piano at Chicago Music College at the age of 17 and started working professionally a year later. In 1955 he formed Modern Jazz Two + 3 with tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris. After this group folded, he kept a low profile until 1961, when he organized the Experimental Band, a contrast to his earlier hard bop ventu Read more

Dorothy Donegan - 54% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 April 1922, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 16 June 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA. Encouraged by her mother to learn music, Donegan studied classical piano, attending Chicago’s Du Sable High School and the Chicago Conservatory of Music, but thereafter turned to jazz. A meeting with Art Tatum in the early 40s led to her becoming his protégée. The followin Read more

Barbara Carroll - 53% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbara Carole Coppersmith, 25 January 1925, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Carroll studied piano formally and in her early 20s became well known in New York playing bop with her own trio, which at one time included Charlie Byrd. Many leading bop musicians played with the group, finding Carroll’s good ears and technical virtuosity to be ideal accompaniment. Carroll play Read more

Kenny Werner - 49% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 November 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Werner began playing piano as a small child and at the age of 11 appeared on television. He studied classical and jazz piano, the former at the Manhattan School of Music, the latter at the Berklee College Of Music. Graduating from Berklee in 1973, he gigged with various leaders and led his own group for club engagements and on Read more

Makoto Ozone - 41% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1961, Kobe, Japan. Makoto is the son of one of Japan’s best jazz pianists, Minoru Ozone, and has a prodigious technique and a wide knowledge of jazz piano styles. He started on the organ at the age of four, but took up the piano in his teens after hearing Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he went to the USA to study composing and arranging at the Berklee College Of Music Read more

Steve Coleman - 36% match to Geri Allen

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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