Cancer claims a jazz leader, 60

The pianist, composer and educator Geri Allen died yesterday in Philadelphia of cancer.

Her work, crossing many genres and instruments, earned her a Guggenheim fellowship and international recognition.

Her music speaks for itself.

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  • A terrible loss. She graced our stage at the Maverick Concerts once, which was not nearly enough.

  • I am really sad about Geri Allen’s demise. I heard her with Betty Carter and I will never forget her solo performance in Groningen (Netherlands) on May 24,2014.

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