Geri Allen appointed artistic director of Detroit’s Carr Center

Pianist, composer and educator Geri Allen has been appointed artistic director of the Carr Center, an arts center organization located in downtown Detroit, Michigan, which primarily champions African-American culture.


Her duties will include artistic planning, education work and three performances each season as part of the center’s multidisciplinary offerings.


Allen’s three-year term began with a free outdoor concert at Detroit’s Beatrice Buck Park in Paradise Valley on August 25. Her inaugural concert featured a trio with bassist Robert Hurst and percussionist Mino Cinelu.


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