Wells Fargo Jazz

Geri Allen Tribute Quintet

Sponsored by: Wells Fargo

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes



Terri Lyne Carrington, drums
Ravi Coltrane, saxophone
Craig Taborn, piano
Robert Hurst, bass
Maurice Chestnut, tap dancer

Celebrating a pianist’s great legacy

On May 30, five of the most gifted jazz artists come together to honor pianist Geri Allen, whose passing in 2017 left a void along the jazz landscape. Spearheaded by Grammy-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, who frequently performed with the master composer and scholar for more than 30 years, this star-studded collective pulls from Allen’s great reach across the jazz community: famed saxophonist Ravi Coltrane; pianist Craig Taborn, who made his Spoleto Festival USA debut in 2018; bassist Robert Hurst; and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut. Join Allen’s close friends, collaborators, and mentees as they celebrate her life and carry on her indelible legacy.

Related event:
Jazz Talk on May 30 at 3:30pm (free event)

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Thurs, May 30


Made possible in part by the Oliver S. and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust. Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.