Geoffrey Keezer

About Geoffrey Keezer

A remarkably talented pianist, composer, and arranger, Geoffrey Keezer is a Grammy-winning performer, known for his agile improvisational skills and nuanced approach to post-bop jazz. Keezer debuted to acclaim in the late '80s as one of the last members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers while still in his teens. Along with notable tenures with Art Farmer and Ray Brown, he has worked with a bevy of luminaries, including Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, and Sting, just to name a few. He made his Blue Note debut with 1991's Here and Now and co-leads the Storms/Nocturnes trio with saxophonist Tim Garland and vibraphonist Joe Locke. He has continued to garner acclaim, picking up his first Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album for 2009's Aurea and winning the Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for "Refuge" off 2022's Playdate.

Eau Claire, WI, United States
November 20, 1970

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