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Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200

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Calvin Keys Quartet
CD Release

August 26, 2013

Featuring a horn section in a CD release performance for his new album on
Wide Hive Records - Electric Keys!

Calvin will be signing copies of his new CD after the performance!

Monday, August 26
8pm $14

For nearly fifty years jazz guitarist Calvin Keys has been a leader of his own bands, producer of his recordings and on first call for his exceptional style as an accompanist and soloist by many other legends of jazz!

It was after a 1974 moved to Oakland Ca. that Calvin's nearly 20 years with Ahmad Jamal begin. As Calvin says of his hearing Ahmad “Ahmad is a master of time, I felt it deep inside my bones the first time I heard him” This relationship included touring extensively with Ahmad through out Europe with a live recording, Live In Paris recorded at the famed Salle Pleyel which has finally made its way to the US!! That tour also included stops state side at Carnegie Hall and the JVC Jazz Festival!! It was during this same period that Calvin begin his work as music director with yet another giant, Earl “Fatha” Hines.

Through the years Calvin Keys has graced the stage with Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Carmen McCrea, Gloria Lynn, Jackie Ivory, Jackie Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Eddie Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, George Coleman, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hadley Caliman to name a few.