This Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 pm we're bringing in internationally-renowned, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, Geoffrey Keezer. He's played with pretty much every jazz great alive — and several who aren't anymore.
Geoffrey has been considered a master of jazz piano since he burst on the scene as a 17-year-old wunderkind in 1988 when he made the first of 22 albums. After playing with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, he teamed up with the Art Farmer Quartet.
He's also performed with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Wynton Marsalis, the Slide Hampton All-Stars, Dizzy Gillespie, J. J. Johnson, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Kenny Burrell and many more and toured the world playing concerts with the Israel Philharmonic, Radio Orchestra of Munich, Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and at Lincoln Center in New York.
From 2000 to 2009 Geoffrey performed with the Christian McBride Band, touring North America, Europe and Japan, as well as playing with Tim Garland at London's Albert Hall and throughout the UK.
He traveled to Lima, Peru in 2004 to play with Maria Schneider. That experience provided the inspiration for his Grammy-nominated album Aurea. In 2005 he toured internationally with David Sanborn, and in 2007 he began playing with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti, a relationship that continues to this day.
In 2009 he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album, and in 2010 he received his second Grammy nomination. He released his newest album, On My Way to You, in June of this year.