Nicholas Payton (left), Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington perform in a tribute to pianist Geri Allen at the Village Vanguard in New York. (Photo: Peter B. Blaikie )

At the Village Vanguard, an Emotional Tribute to Geri Allen

The premature passing of pianist Geri Allen at the age of 60 on June 27 left the jazz world reeling from a profound sense of loss commensurate with the enormity of her artistry.…

  • Cecile_McLorin_Salvant_Newport.pngCécile McLorin Salvant performs at the Newport Jazz Festival.
  • Gilad_Hekselman_Newport.JPGGilad Hekselman performs at Storyville in Newport, Rhode Island, during the Newport Jazz Festival.
  • Christian_Sands_Caramoor.pngChristian Sands performs at the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, New York, on July 15.
  • Shabaka_Hutchings.jpgShabaka Hutchings (seen here in a publicity photo) is among the artists to have performed at Jazz Re:Freshed's weekly Thursday showcases in London.
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  • Jim_Black_JazzEmAgosto2017_concert_byPetraCvelbar482.jpgJim Black, drummer of Human Feel, performs Aug. 5 during Jazz em Agosto in Portugal.
  • Web_Philadelphia_Experiment.jpgChristian McBride (foreground) and Questlove (background) perform in The Philadelphia Experiment at the Newport Jazz Festival on Aug. 6.
  • Jan_Lundgren_Quartet_Web.jpgJan Lundgren (left) leads a quartet featuring Dan Berglund, Jukka Pekka and Morton Lund at the Ystad Jazz Festival Aug. 5 in Ystad, Sweden.
  • Web_Rudresh_Litchfield.JPGIndo-Pak Coalition band members Rez Abbasi (left) Dan Weiss and Rudresh Mahanthappa perform at the Litchfield Jazz Festival on Aug. 6.
  • Rudresh-Mahanthappa-1_teaser_700x.jpgRudresh Mahanthappa and his band Indo-Pak Coalition will release a new album, Agrima, on Oct. 17.
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