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.
For more information, go to http://www.thecarrcenter.org/