Wynton Marsalis: ‘Keyon Harrold is the future of the trumpet.’
He is embraced by Gregory Porter, Beyoncé, Robert Glasper, Common, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Rihanna. Wynton Marsalis described him as "the future of the trumpet". And he is also to be heard on a number of albums that have already bagged a much sought-after Grammy, including Gregory Porter's ‘Take Me To The Alley’ (’16) or ‘Miles Ahead’ (’16), the soundtrack of the biopic (of the same name) about jazz legende Miles Davis.
His solo debut ‘The Mugician’ (‘17) entered straight through the front door (read: major label Sony) and was an ambitious mix of orchestral arrangements, funk, jazz and hip-hop.
Keyon Harrold – trumpet / vocals
Shedrick Mitchell – piano
Nir Felder – guitar
Dominique Sanders - bass
John Roberts – drums
Kurt Overbergh: ‘2020 could well be the breakthrough year for this talented trumpet player.’
For fans of Miles Davis, Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian Scott, Charles Tolliver,…
In the press ‘It is musically daring at times and accomplished always. The talent here demands to be heard more clearly. (Popmatters over ‘The Mugician’)