"Catchy jazz fusion for the Trump era" - Rolling Stone
"powerful...the music behind him ticks and thumps and throbs" - Stereogum
"Equal Parts Music and Magic" - Billboard
"A sonic blend of past, present and future" - DownBeat
(New York, NY) - Ferguson trumpeter Keyon Harrold will headline the "Jazz Is Dead" showcase on December 14 at the recently opened Lodge Room in LA's historic Highland Park neighborhood. The showcase will include a performance by the Josef Leimberg Astral Progression Ensemble, and DJ sets by Adrian Younge, Sacred and Wyldeflower.
Tickets are onsale here: http://www.artdontsleep.com/
Keyon's new album, 'The Mugician' (via Mass Appeal Records/Legacy Recordings) has been lauded for its "expansive, often cinematic soundscapes that are equal parts improvisational jazz, psychedelic hip-hop, ruminative R&B balladry, and pointed social critique" (All Music) and called "a collection of thoughtful and wide-ranging compositions" (Rolling Stone).
Several songs from 'The Mugician' are included on Mass Appeal's collaboration with Pandora: 'Mass Appeal Mix,' out today. The mixtape showcases the eclectic variety of music and artists on the label, taking listeners on a deep dive through Mass Appeal Records' vast catalog. Keyon's work appears alongside songs from Nas, Dave East, Run The Jewels, Fashawn, J Dilla's The Diary, Pimp C's Long Live the Pimp, DJ Shadow, Ezri, Cuz Lightyear and many more.
Stream 'Mass Appeal Mix' here: http://pdora.co/massappeal.
Keyon will appear in-store for a CD-signing of 'The Mugician' at the Tribeca Barnes and Nobles at 6PM on Friday, November 17.
Keyon made a guest appearance, playing smooth, eerie trumpet instrumentals on Big K.R.I.T.'s emotional track "Drinking Sessions," off of Big K.R.I.T.'s latest album, '4Eva Is A Mighty Long Time,' released October 27.
Most recently, making his name known beyond the music world, Keyon was named a brand ambassador for menswear company, Todd Snyder, and performed at the Todd Snyder Madison Square store for the launch party of the Timex Marlin collection, a wrist-wear collaboration between Timex and Todd Snyder.
Keyon Harrold Live:
Thursday, Dec. 14: Lodge Room, Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan. 15: Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY
Tuesday, Jan. 16: Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY
Wednesday, Jan. 17: Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY
Thursday, Jan. 18: Blue Note Jazz Club, New York NY
Wednesday, Jan. 31: Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, Feb. 1: Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan
Friday, Feb. 2: Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan
Keyon Harrold on the web: