Keyon Harrold's Stay This Way on NPR's Songs We Love. Click for article

Keyon Harrold & Friends residency at The Blue Note in New York City. Check schedule for dates. Click for article

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1/10-1/11 Keyon Harrold & Friends Blue Note
New York City, NY
3/7-3/8 Keyon Harrold & Friends Blue Note
New York City, NY
4/3-4/8 Keyon Harrold & Friends Residency at Jazz at the Bistro
St. Louis, MS
5/16-5/17 Keyon Harrold & Friends Blue Note
New York City, NY
5/16-5/17 Keyon Harrold & Friends Blue Note
New York City, NY


Keyon Harrold is certainly a name to know if you didn’t know it already. The beauty of songwriting is that if it's a good song, no matter what beat it is, it's going to stand the test of time. When he plays, he speaks truth. His truth. Our truth. Truth.  The virtuosity of the legendary Miles Davis speaks through another trumpeter who follows him in tune and time. Keyon Harrold makes Billboards Top 5 artists to watch at NYC Winter Jazzfest 2016. Music should paint the time as it moves forward. “Evolution,” his new album, makes this point implicitly, positioning Dr. Smith as a wise elder among fierce younger talent, like the trumpeter Keyon Harrold.. The trumpeter Keyon Harrold, at SubCulture on Friday, played songs in hard, midtempo grooves, joyous or plaintive, with a loose quintet... Harrold is hardly a new face on the scene...he’s played with everyone from Jay-Z to Mary J. Blige...2016, though, might just be the year he steps into the spotlight. Music is my unfiltered communication...what I want to say to the world. Keyon Harrold has a way of making things sound better. I tell musicians to not let them coin you as a jazz musician. It cuts you off from the rest of the world. I just want to do feel-good music Music in itself is a continuum. You may learn jazz, you may learn rock or gospel or country but it's all the same at some point. Keyon Harrold Lives His Dream Of Playing With Michael Jackson It’s Michael [Jackson's} tour; the only thing missing is him. I’m having a party (on stage). It’s a party inside a party. In this age of economic strife, low morale across the globe and a lack of artist development in the music business, it's uplifting and empowering to be in the company of any individual who takes pride on leaving any situation they're involved with on a more positive note. Downbeat

Raised from the fires of (now infamous) Ferguson, Missouri, Keyon has developed a reputation as one of the world's most sought-after, emotionally electric young trumpeters on the scene. A graduate from the famous Mannes Jazz Program at the New School University, Keyon is an eclectic trumpeter/music producer/arranger/songwriter that who has been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, blues and hip hop. Keyon has toured and recorded with or produced for some of the world's best artists and ensembles like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Common, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill to name a few. He also has had numerous musical placements in film and TV including the Miles Davis Biopic "Miles Ahead" directed by Don Cheadle where he is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis. His next album will be released in early 2017.

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