Detroit’s Carr Center is a major cultural force in the city for visual arts, spoken word, dance, and music – especially jazz. The late great Detroiter and pianist Geri Allen made great plans for jazz as their artistic director.
Unfortunately, Ms. Allen passed this summer leaving a major hole in Detroit’s cultural fabric. Two of Geri’s closest friends stepped up to take her place as co-artistic directors: drummer Teri Lynne Carrington and vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. This weekend, The Carr Center presents two concerts in tribute to Geri Allen. Linda Yohn spoke with Oliver Ragsdale, President of The Carr Center about Geri Allen’s legacy, the events this weekend and future concerts in Geri Allen’s honor.
For more information, visit www.thecarrcenter.org.
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