NEWS: Geoffrey Keezer to headline TW12 Jazz Festival (2nd – 4th June)

Geoffrey Keezer

This June’s TW12 Festival in June has a coup, the appearance of US pianist / composer / arranger GEOFFREY KEEZER, who headlines on the Sunday night with singer Gillian Margot. 

As a teenager, Keezer was in the last line-up of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, worked for three years as a member  of Ray Brown’s trio – there is a lovely story of how that started on the video below at [15:30]

Singers he has worked with include Diana Krall and Dianne Reeves, there has been work with Chris Botti, Sting, Wayne Shorter. He has recorded projects in his own name for Motema and Sunnyside, Dreyfus, Telarc… has three GRAMMY nominations…. (Biography Here)

Keezer and Margot will also be running a workshop. The festival programme also has the Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Brandon Allen’s Gene Ammon’s project (feature) . Full festival listing is below


Friday 2nd June

The Link
17:00 – 19:00 Jam Session

Queen Charlotte Hall
19:30 – 22:00 Gareth Lockrane Big Band (with interval)

Saturday 3rd June

16:00 – 17:00 Dom Pipkin

17:30 – 18:30 Tony Barnard Duo

19:00 – 20:00 Janet and Friends

20.30 – 22:30 Brandon Allen Quartet Plays Gene Ammons (with interval)

Sunday 4th June

14:00 – 15:30 Workshop with Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot

16:00 – 17:00 Richmond Youth Jazz Band

17:30 – 18:30 Alexander Bone Quartet

19:00 – 20:00 TC4 featuring Roberto Manzin – Play Mike Brecker

20:30 – 22:30 Geoffrey Keezer Trio Featuring Gillian Margot (with interval)

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