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CALVIN KEYS POWER QUARTET
February 02, 2014
Veteran jazz guitarist
"Esteemed by fellow masters like Ahmad Jamal and Pat Metheny, guitarist Calvin Keys combines bluesy grit, effortless swing, and an arrestingly beautiful sound." Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, Feb 2, 7pm
- GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
- DINNER & ADMISSION: $52
- DOOR PRICE: $17
For nearly 50 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 hearing him with Ahmad Jamal that Charles Earland asked Calvin to join his band for a special New York City performance.
After moving to Los Angeles in 1969, Keys became the guitarist in the house band at the Persian Room with Red Holloway. During this same period Calvin co-led a band with Blue Mitchell. During this same period Calvin connected with yet another master organist, Doug Carn whom he later recorded on Doug's Adams Apple that featured the great Jean Carn on the famed Black Jazz label.
It was after a 1974 moved to Oakland, California, that Calvin's nearly 20 years with the great Ahmad Jamal started. He toured extensively throughout Europe with a live recording in Paris at the famed Salle Pleyel, which finally made its way to the US.
While performing is always a priority for Calvin Keys, he has found time to record 15 CDs, including his internationally acclaimed An Evening With Calvin Keys and his new release, the Jazzweek chart topper at #18, Electric Keys.
For more on Calvin Keys visit his music world at www.calvinkeys.com.