A Scholar, An Entertainer, and A Class Act: Geri Allen in Concert

From Nextbop.com Anthony Dean-Harris Editor-in-Chief [email protected] / @i_ADH I am a sucker for piano trios, always have been. Anything on top of the piano/bass/drums combo is just icing on the cake to me. This past Sunday, February 19th at the McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College, the Geri Allen quartet featuring Allen on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, Kassa Overall on drums, and Bruce Williams on saxophone served up some delicious, straight-up, straight-ahead cake. Read...

Beal: Los Fabulocos make return visit

From San Antonio Express-News By Jim Beal Jr. Updated 04:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2012 If Geri Allen complains about not having enough hours in the day, it’s not because she’s a slacker but because she holds down several full-time jobs including pianist, composer, bandleader, collaborator and educator. Read...

Present

Present

My 50th birthday present exceeded my wildest expectations…I got a Giraffe!!!  No, Robert didn’t give me a real one – but an abstract one instead.  He is tall and handsome and borne out of the tree root that was stuck in the way of the sewer line in the artist’s backyard.  When I look at him, my heart fills with joy.  Although his real name is “The Irreversible Dilemma of Lost Opportunities”, to me he is the most handsome Giraffe there is.  And this is the beauty of abstract art; it is what you want it to be at the same time with what it is. I am a big fan of the work of San Antonio sculptor DANVILLE CHADBOURNE.  I know exactly why I like...

From Our Audience

From Our Audience

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 “Thank You From Catholic Charities Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Everything was real good. I didn’t notice anything that didn’t look perfect. –Really enjoyed it. I thought the sax guy had really beautiful tone and he fit in great with what Geri had going. Ben Owen Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Dr Forland (UTHSC Humanities) thought that this was the best jazz concert he has ever heard since he has been in SA and left New York. He loved the sax player and has heard Illinos Jacquet (sp?) in the past.Production was “perfect”. Wednesday, Feburary 1, 2012 The concert today was SO WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! My god, I...

Bridging with Music

From Theater Jones by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs published Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Emanuel Borok, the recently retired Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, recently performed in San Antonio, and we happened to catch him in a recital of three Beethoven sonatas. It proved to be a rewarding experience in more ways that just some fine music. He played on a chamber music series, Musical Evenings at the San Fernando Cathedral, which is one of the concert series of an organization called Musical Bridges Around the World. The energy behind this group with such a far-reaching name is Russian-born pianist, Anya Grokhovski. This is a...