Geoffrey Keezer is an American jazz pianist. Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, playing piano for Art Blakey at age 18 and touring with Joshua Redman, Benny Golson and Ray Brown in his 20s. He has toured with David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Joe Locke and Christian McBride and worked with vocalist Denise Donatelli, receiving Grammy Award nominations, and releasing albums influenced by Hawaiian, Okinawan, and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions. His 2009 album Áurea was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album; in 2010 he was nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for "Don't Explain" on Denise Donatelli's album When Lights Are Low. In 2013 Keezer released his first solo piano album in 13 years, Heart of the Piano.
|Born:||November 21, 1970, Eau Claire, Wisconsin|
|Labels:||Sunnyside, Blue Note, Telarc, Maxjazz|
|Website:||Geoffrey Keezer's Official site|
|Twitter:||Geoffrey Keezer's Twitter profile|
About Geoffrey Keezer
Known for his high-profile collaborations and for drawing upon Hawaiian, Okinawan, and Afro-Peruvian folk music.
He began playing with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in 1989 when he was 18. He remained with the group until Blakey's passing.
He earned a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album after releasing Áurea, his 2009 CD.
His parents were both music teachers, and he began taking piano lessons when he was three.
He appeared on many TV shows, including Good Morning America and The View, performing with trumpeter Chris Botti and country star Vince Gill.
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