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Keyon Harrold w/ vocalists STOUT & Jermaine Holmes!
Thursday, November 17$25 – $35
Set 1 seating times: 630 / 645 / 7
Set 2 seating times: 830 / 845 / 9
Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE! Presents…
Grammy winning, global trumpet sensation Keyon Harrold to feature music from his highly-anticipated upcoming release “Melancholy Aura” as well as “The Mugician”.
“Keyon Harrold is the future of the trumpet” and “one of the most sought after trumpeters in the world!” Wynton Marsalis
“One of 10 New Artists You Need to Know Now.” Rolling Stone
“Keyon Harrold is equal parts music and magic.” Billboard
Raised from the fires of Ferguson, Missouri, and schooled in the straight-ahead jazz tradition at the New School in New York, Keyon is one of the world’s most sought-after, emotionally electric young trumpeters on the scene.
Keyon’s friend Robert Glasper recruited him to play in Don Cheadle’s great Miles Davis movie “Miles Ahead”, which garnered him a Grammy. Just as Miles Davis broke down musical boundaries, Keyon uses his prodigious jazz chops to blow down all musical genre barriers. He has been featured on over 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, hip-hop, gospel and blues. He has toured and recorded with some of the world’s best artists, including Jay-Z, Mac Miller, Beyonce, Robert Glasper, Prince, Common, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Gregory Porter, Andre Crouch, D’Angelo, 50 Cent and LL Cool J to name a few. He was an integral part of 2x Grammy winning album “Black Summer’s Night” by R&B icon Maxwell.
Keyon is fast becoming a star solo artist in his own right. He’s not simply a musician, but also a magician: A “mugician”, a notion evoked by director Don Cheadle when describing the trumpeter’s spellbinding performance style. Keyon’s latest studio album, “The Mugician”, inspired by the Ferguson events examines our troubled times through a far wider lens than any one tragedy. Sweeping and cinematic, the music draws on and obliterates the boundaries between jazz, classical, hip-hop, rock and blues to create something uniquely modern, unmistakably American, and triumphantly cohesive — thanks to Harrold’s virtuosic skill as a trumpeter and songwriter, and his relentless optimistic belief in brighter days to come.
This special weekend residency will also feature GRAMMY-winning Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer/Musician and D’Angelo collaborator Jermaine Holmes, plus electrifying vocalist and Stevie Wonder/Quincy Jones/ Missy Elliott/Childish Gambino collaborator STOUT!
Stout, (Denise Renee) an artist born and raised in New Haven , CT – began her musical endeavor at the age of 3, in her great grandmother’s basement church. She began playing the drums for church service, and later, began singing in the children’s choir. Her passion for performing became a constant motivating force.
She went from performing at local church concerts, musicals, and services, to touring the world as a supporting vocalist for Alicia Keys. This experience allowed her to perform with greats like Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Missy Elliott and so many more. The tour led them on a worldwide adventure across the GLOBE.
They hopped around the world, performing in the most prestigious venues to legendary shows like OPRAH, The Grammy Awards, The MTV Video Music Awards, The Billboard Music Awards, Dave Letterman Show, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen, Good Morning America and the list keeps going. Her journey as a supporting vocalist continued with household name artists such as Childish Gambino and Cory Henry which fueled her solo career even more.
In 2018 she launched her solo career under the Alias “Stout”, which speaks to her stage presence–powerful, determined and solid! Since 2018, Stout released several singles and an EP which is steadily electrifying stages across the world, while transforming her listeners.
Keyon Harrold – trumpet
Charles Haynes – drums
Burniss Travis – bass
Shedrick Mitchell – keys
Jermaine Holmes – guest vocalist
STOUT – guest vocalist