Keyon Harrold

LONDON Ronnie Scott’s
47 Frith Street, Soho
London
W1D 4HT

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Last year he was a featured guest of Abdullah Ibrahim at the Festival, now this thrilling young trumpet player returns for his own show.

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’ was released via Sony Legacy Recordings/Mass Appeal Records. AWARDS & 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) 

"There is a quiet dignity when in the presence of Keyon Harrold. The celebrated musician has created a lane for himself as the “future of the trumpet,” according to one Wynton Marsalis..." -Okayplayer 

"Whereas it’s clear he’s a master on the instrument, his playing focuses more on communicating and less on showing off...There’s a flourished nuance in every note that aches and stings." -Digital Music News 

"If you've seen Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead', then you've heard Harrold's superb trumpeting skills." -Essence