“Ben’s fresh, vibrant approach to musical performance is both welcomed and unexpected for a mild-mannered educator.”
— Tamara Fuller, The Velvet Note
Ben Geyer is a pianist, composer, arranger, educator, and scholar. He is fresh off of the release of his latest album, The Acadian Orogeny, which has been called “a beautiful discovery” by critic Eddie Bernard.
Geyer has spent time working on the jazz scenes of New York, the New Hampshire Seacoast, and Central Kentucky. He has worked with Winard Harper, Avery Sharpe, Barry Ries, Marion Cowings, Stjepko Gut, Michael Feinberg, Ian Froman, Terence Harper, and Endre Rice.
He recently moved to Georgia to become Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of West Georgia. He previously taught at Oberlin College Conservatory, and has a Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Kentucky, with research on jazz composer Maria Schneider. Geyer also has a B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and studied with Hal Galper for his M.M. in Jazz Studies from Purchase College (SUNY). He lives in Carrollton, GA with his fiancé Samantha and their cat, Hermie.
This performance includes Billy Thornton on Bass and Kenito Murray on Drums.
Showtimes: 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Admission: $26.