Grammy-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer got his start early, playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18. Now in his 40s, he's known for a singular style of intellectually abstract lyricism woven over exotically complex rhythms and harmonies, making him one of the most sought-after artists on the modern jazz scene. Keezer is joined by the exquisite Canadian vocalist Gillian Margot. A student of Oscar Peterson and Freddy Cole, she has a voice that is reminiscent of Nina Simone and Oleta Adams. She and Keezer deliver music from her latest recording, Black Butterfly.
Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.
Elizabeth and Michael KojaianSupport for Jazz at the Kennedy Center is generously provided by Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian.
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