Keyon recorded his first, and Black Cat’s first, live album in March to a packed house each night. He’s back for 4 nights only to celebrate Black Cat’s THIRD BIRTHDAY and its unveiling of jazzUNLEASHED!
“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 supply the trumpet work 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.
Please call us at (415) 358-1999 to make your reservation for this incredible event!