FRIDAY 13 APRIL - 8:00 PM
Keyon Harrold trumpet, vocals
Shedrick Mitchell piano, keyboards
Burniss Travis bass
Charles Haynes drums
Nir Felder guitar
Raised from the fires of (now infamous) Ferguson, Missouri, Grammy Award-winning Keyon Harrold has developed a reputation as one of the world’s most sought-after, emotionally electric young trumpeters on the scene. Keyon has toured and recorded with or produced for the likes of Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Common, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill to name a few. He also has had numerous musical placements in film and TV including the 2015 Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead. Directed by Don Cheadle, Keyon is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis.
Tonight he plays music from his 2017 album, The Mugician. As the word ‘Mugician’ is an impromptu hybrid of words, this album is an accumulation of Keyon’s eclectic tastes, with stylistic twists and turns everywhere taking cues from jazz, hip-hop, blues, rock, reggae, and rap.