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Keyon Harrold w/ Logan Richardson
Saturday, April 2$35 – $45
Seatings: 7:00pm, 8:30pm, & 10:15. Doors open 30 minutes early.
JAZZ@theEDGE! The Keyon Harrold Sessions
Keyon Harrold – trumpet/vocals
Logan Richardson – saxophone
Charles Haynes – drums
Jahari Stampley – keys
Burniss Travis – bass
Nir Felder – guitar
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.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, saxophonist Logan Richardson hails from a city with a rich historical lineage of improvised music. By the age of 16 Richardson had begun performing professionally, and at 19 he left for Boston to attend the Berklee School of Music, followed by a move to New York City to attend the New School University. In NYC Richardson began performing, recording, and touring internationally with artists including Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Butch Morris, Greg Osby, Stefon Harris and Jason Moran. Richardson has released two prior albums as a leader – 2007’s Cerebral Flow (Fresh Sound, New Talent) and 2008’s Ethos (Inner Circle Music) – and was part of NEXT Collective which released the album Cover Art (Concord Jazz) in 2013. In 2016 Richardson releases his Blue Note Records debut Shift featuring an impressive band of musical visionaries including guitarist Pat Metheny, pianist Jason Moran, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Nasheet Waits.