Geoff Keezer

A native of Eau Claire , Wisconsin , where both his parents taught music . Geoff began studying piano at age 3 and was hooked on jazz as a teenager. In 1987 he won a Young Talent Award from the International Association of Jazz Educators , and grabbed the ear of pianist James Williams , who offered encouragement and guidance.

This young pianist has toured with a wide variety of leaders, Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Mingus Dynasty and T.S.Monk. In 1992-1993, Joshua Redman toured as a member of his band. The band at the time included Joshua, Christian McBride on bass, and Leon Parker on drums.

His influences include Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington and James Williams.

Recommended recordings:"Here and Now" Blue Note B21Y-96691
"World Music"DIW/Columbia CK 52958
"Trio"Sackville SKCD2-2039