Jazz Musician and Educator Geri Allen, 60

GERI ALLENGERI ALLEN, 60, on June 27 from cancer in Philadelphia. A pianist/composer/educator, she was a Guggenheim Fellow and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

She received the first Lady of Soul Award for jazz and was also the first woman, and youngest person to receive the Danish “Jazz Par Prize.” Her work is featured in The Lisa Gay Hamilton Peabody Award-winning film, Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, and on Andy Bey’s Grammy-nominated CD, American Song.

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