Geoffrey Keezer

Music listing
With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar wizard Jim Hall, star bassist Christian McBride or vibes master Joe Locke, Geoffrey “has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole" (Time Magazine).

A native of Eau Claire, WI, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Joshua Redman, Benny Golson and Ray Brown in his 20s. More recently he has toured with David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Joe Locke and Christian McBride; worked with vocalist Denise Donatelli on projects garnering three GRAMMY® nominations, and released a series of albums drawing influences from Hawaiian, Okinawan and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions. Perhaps the most exciting turn in Geoffrey’s career is his recent focus on solo piano and his first solo release in thirteen years, Heart of the Piano (2013, Motema Records). On a mission to redefine solo jazz piano as a personal and interactive showcase of melody, energy and groove, Keezer brings to Heart of the Piano his most direct and focused artistry to date.

Barely into his 40s, Geoffrey Keezer’s singular style of intellectually abstract lyricism woven over exotically complex rhythms and harmonies makes him one of the most sought-after artists on the modern jazz scene. Regardless of the nature of his projects, from solo to duo to quartet, from bandleader to big band, from post bop jazz to electronica to global fusion, from composer to arranger, Geoffrey delivers music from the heart of the piano to the ear--and heart--of the listener.

“…not only a superb technician and improviser, but also above and beyond this, a composer and conceptualist who can maintain the overall line and the DNA of the song in everything he plays. A musician’s musician."—Sting

Perhaps the most exciting turn in Geoffrey’s career is his recent focus on solo piano and his first solo release in thirteen years, Heart of the Piano (2013, Motema Records). On a mission to redefine solo jazz piano as a personal and interactive showcase of melody, energy and groove, Keezer brings to Heart of the Piano his most direct and focused artistry to date. But regardless of the nature of his projects, from solo to duo to quartet, from bandleader to big band, from post bop jazz to electronica to global fusion, from composer to arranger, Geoffrey delivers music from the heart of the piano to the ear--and heart--of the listener. Geoffrey Keezer was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA on November 20, 1970. Born into a musical family, with both parents teaching music, he began studying piano at the age of three. In 1989, at the age of 18, after completing his first year at the Berklee College of Music, Geoffrey joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Since then, Geoffrey has worked with virtually all of the living legends of jazz and has appeared on countless recordings both as a leader and as an accompanist.

His professional career has spanned many projects and genres. In 1992 Geoffrey performed Gershwin’s "Rhapsody In Blue" with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. In addition to his 11 solo releases and constant touring, Geoffrey has also had compositions commissioned by the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Saint Joseph Ballet, Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, and was a recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2007 New Works grant. He has also played bass in a rock band and contributed artwork to David Mack’s comic "Kabuki".

Geoffrey continues to work in partnership with world class musicians from all genres. His 1998 release, "Turn Up The Quiet", featured Grammy winning vocalist Diana Krall along with Joshua Redman and Christian McBride. His partnership with world renowned classical artist Barbara Hendricks as musical director and arranger produced "It’s Wonderful — A Tribute to George Gershwin" with subsequent touring in Europe and Japan. His two releases in 2003, "Falling Up" and "Sublime: Honoring the Music of Hank Jones", were both collaborative efforts. "Sublime" is an ambitious set of piano duets with Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Benny Green and Mulgrew Miller. "Falling Up" features several pieces where Geoffrey worked in tandem with the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist, Keola Beamer. His 2005 release, "Wildcrafted", captures the fire and raw energy of Geoffrey’s trio live in concert at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. And in 2006, Geoffrey teamed up with traditional Okinawan singer Yasukatsu Oshima for a groundbreaking album of duets.

Geoffrey’s 2008 musical adventure, ÁUREA, is a multinational Afro-Peruvian/jazz recording project featuring some of today’s hottest players from New York City and Lima, Peru. Please visit www.geoffreykeezer.com for more information.

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Music:

Title Genre Level Price
36 Roses (Vocalist w/Pno., Vibes & 4 Hrns.) Vocal solo INT/ADV $55.00
36 Roses (Vocalist w/Pno., Vibes & 4 Hrns.) Jazz Combo INT/ADV $55.00
Aboard the Karlynn Jazz Ensemble ADV $65.00
Accidentally Yours Jazz Combo INT $40.00
Accidentally Yours (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band INT $50.00
Ashina Kaigan (Ashina Beach) Trumpet ADV $20.00
Aurea CD $15.00
Beloved-Daahoud (W/ Vocal) Jazz Ensemble INT/ADV $60.00
Bottlebrush (Mar. solo) Percussion ADV $15.00
Bowline Jazz Ensemble ADV $65.00
Breath of the Volcano Jazz Combo ADV $45.00
Captain Jon Jazz Ensemble ADV $65.00
Captain Jon Jazz Combo INT/ADV $45.00
Chirizakura (Piano Solo) Piano INT/ADV $10.00
Come Talk to Me (Gabriel/Keezer) Piano INT/ADV $10.00
Concerto for Orchestra and Piano Orchestra ADV $200.00
Curveball CD $15.00
Daly Avenue Jazz Combo ADV $45.00
Darth Alexis Jazz Combo INT/ADV $45.00
Dear Lord (Coltrane/Keezer) Jazz Ensemble INT/ADV $65.00
Dont Explain Jazz Combo ADV $40.00
Durgas Hammer Jazz Combo INT/ADV $45.00
En Babia Jazz Combo INT/ADV $40.00
Etendue Jazz Combo INT/ADV $40.00
Eternal Messenger Jazz Combo INT $40.00
Eternal Messenger (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band INT $50.00
Falling Up CD $15.00
Falling Up Jazz Combo ADV $45.00
Falling Up (Little Big Band Version) Little Big Band ADV $55.00
Featherfall Vocal solo INT/ADV $10.00
Find a Heart (w/Denise Donatelli) CD $15.00
For Phineas CD $15.00
Fractured Piano INT $5.00
Free Association CD $15.00
Geoff Keezer Trio - World Music CD $15.00
Ghost in the Photograph Piano INT/ADV $10.00
Grunion Run (Piano Solo) Piano ADV $10.00
Hakone in Spring (Keyboard Mallets w/ Fl.) Percussion INT/ADV $45.00
Heart of the Piano CD $15.00
Here And Now CD $15.00
Hibiscus (2 Pnos.) Piano ADV $30.00
Honu Jazz Combo ADV $45.00
I Wish I Were In Love Again Jazz Combo ADV $40.00
Infinite Blue (B Flat) Piano INT $5.00
Knowing (Vocal w/Big Band) Jazz Ensemble ADV $60.00
Leucadia Piano INT $6.00
Limelight (Piano Solo) Piano ADV $10.00
Live in Seattle CD $15.00
Lullaby (For Orchestra) Orchestra ADV $75.00
Lullaby (Trad. Japanese Folk) Concert Band INT $70.00
Lullaby for a Ladybug (Piano Solo) Piano ADV $10.00
Memory, Frozen Blue Jazz Ensemble ADV $65.00
Mill Creek Road CD $15.00
Mirrim Piano ADV $10.00
Montre Echo - The Near Forever CD $15.00
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose (Piano solo) Piano ADV $10.00
My Shining Hour Piano ADV $15.00
Na Kohola (The Whales) Jazz Ensemble ADV $65.00
New York (Piano solo) Piano ADV $10.00
Nightfall on the Serengeti Piano INT $5.00
Old Guys Surrender The Jukebox Jazz Ensemble ADV $150.00
Other Spheres CD $15.00
Palm Reader Piano ADV $10.00
Palm Reader Jazz Combo ADV $10.00
Palm Reader Jazz Ensemble ADV $65.00
Port Alexander Moon Jazz Combo INT/ADV $45.00
Port Alexander Moon Jazz Ensemble ADV $55.00
Port Alexander Moon (Vocal Jazz Arr.) Vocal Jazz INT/ADV $2.25
Prelude in Eb Piano ADV $17.00
Pua Ahihi (Cello & Pno.) Cello INT $12.00
Pua Ahihi (Cello & Pno.) Strings INT $12.00
Ray Brown Trio Live at Starbucks CD $15.00
Renovations (Bass Solo w/Piano) Bass ADV $20.00
Rising Tide CD $15.00
Safe Haven Jazz Ensemble ADV $50.00
Shell Lake Suite 2000 Jazz Combo ADV $75.00
Shiny Shell Lullaby (2 Pnos.) Piano EAS/INT $10.00
Short Sketch for Brass Quintet Brass INT $40.00
Signing CD $15.00
Sketch #2 for Brass Quintet Brass INT $40.00
Some of my best friends are piano players CD $15.00
Some of my best friends are...guitarists CD $15.00
Soul Shadows CD $15.00
Southeast Alaska Suite Jazz Ensemble ADV $250.00
Spring Relief Spell (Vocal w/Big Band) Jazz Ensemble ADV $60.00
Still (Piano solo) Piano INT/ADV $10.00
Storms/Nocturnes CD $15.00
Sublime CD $15.00
Sublime CD $15.00
Suddenly I See (Piano solo) Piano ADV $10.00
Summertime CD $15.00
Tahitian Pearl Jazz Combo ADV $45.00
Take Time for Love (Piano solo) Piano ADV $10.00
Tea & Watercolors (Piano) Piano ADV $12.00
Tea and Watercolors Jazz Combo INT/ADV $45.00
Terraces Jazz Combo INT/ADV $40.00
The Kindest Soul Jazz Combo ADV $15.00
The Longest Minute Jazz Combo INT/ADV $50.00
The Road to Tuji Ephar (Band w/Jazz Piano) Concert Band INT/ADV $90.00
Three Songs for Trumpet & Piano Trumpet INT/ADV $20.00
Tiger Lilys D.I.Y. Paradise Jazz Combo ADV $25.00
Tribute to George Gershwin CD $15.00
Trio CD $20.00
Tulipa Jazz Combo INT/ADV $45.00
Turn Up the Quiet CD $15.00
Variables for Piano and String Quartet Strings ADV $100.00
VIA CD $15.00
Walkin Jazz Ensemble INT/ADV $60.00
What Lies Within (w/Denise Donatelli) CD $15.00
When Lights are Low (W/Denise Donatelli) CD $15.00
When Lights Are Low (w/Vocal) Jazz Ensemble INT/ADV $60.00
Wide Angle Lens Piano INT $5.00
WILDCRAFTED Live at the Dakota CD $15.00
World Music CD $15.00
Yasukatsu Oshima with Geoffrey Keezer CD $40.00
Zero One CD $25.00



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