“Harrold’s pop sensibilities and activist leanings shine through on the album, which is tied together by its catchy melodies – a rarity in critically acclaimed circles of modern jazz.” – Rolling Stone
RAISED FROM THE FIRES OF (NOW INFAMOUS) FERGUSON, MISSOURI, KEYON HARROLD HAS DEVELOPED A REPUTATION AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER, EMOTIONALLY ELECTRIC YOUNG TRUMPETERS ON THE SCENE.
A graduate from the famous Mannes Jazz Program at the New School University, Keyon is an eclectic trumpeter/music producer/arranger/songwriter that who has been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, blues and hip hop.
Keyon has toured and recorded with or produced for some of the world’s best artists and ensembles like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Common, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill to name a few. He also has had numerous musical placements in film and TV including the Miles Davis Biopic “Miles Ahead” directed by Don Cheadle where he is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis.
His debut solo album ‘The Mugician’ has just been released via Sony Legacy Recordings/Mass Appeal Records.
NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS & HONORS
Miles Ahead – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has received a GRAMMY®
— Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media (GRAMMY®, 2017)
Featured soloist for Gregory Porter on Take Me To The Alley
— Best Vocal Jazz Album (GRAMMY®, 2017)
Runner Up, Best New Artists of 2015
— Jazz Times Readers Poll
Winner, “Jazz in the Struggle”
— International Jazz Competition (Poland, 2004)