Keyon Harrold

New York, New York, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Keyon Harrold is a talented trumpeter/composer/ Platinum music producer from the same hometown as legend Miles Davis, Saint Louis, Missouri. He has one of the most fresh and unique approaches to improvisation on the jazz scene today. He is a graduate of New School University Mannes Jazz Program. He is a protégé of the esteemed voice of jazz, Wynton Marsalis who speaks of Keyon in a Down Beat magazine artice"Talkin' Trumpets" Marsalis sais"Keyon Harrold is the future of the trumpet". And he is one of the most sought after trumpeters in the world.

Keyon is a versatile musician who has performed with a variety of artists in all kinds of settings. He has done Broadway shows to touring with rapper Jay-Z Snoop Dogg and everything in between including gospel, jazz, R&B, afro-beat, salsa, and more.

Harrold has toured and or recorded with: David Sandborn, Jay-Z, Guitarist Mark Whitfield, Pop icon Lauren Hill, Diva Chaka Khan, Artist Macy Gray, Hip hop Superstar Common Sense, pianist John Hicks, Gospel Legend Richard Smallwood, Bassist Christian McBride, Saxophonist Billie Harper's Quintet, Mo Horns, The Count Basie Orchestra, Bassist Reggie Workman, Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, Gospel icons Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Drummer Jeff'Tain" Watts, Neo Soul Queen Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, The Roots, Girl Band Destiny’s Child, The Hawkins Family, Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, Diva Sandra Reeves Phillips-Late Great ladies in Jazz And Blues, The Artist formally known as Prince, Producer/Song writer Steven “Soup” White, Drummer Cecil Brooks III, R&B Songstress Kelly Price, Saxophone Legend James Spalding, Jam Band “Soul Live”, The Charles Tolliver Big Band, Leon Lacy and his Inner Voices P.J. Morton and Debra brown and many others.

Keyon has toured the world sharing his talent with the masses all over Asia, Italy, England, Poland and, France to name a few and has upcoming shows in Istanbul Turkey, Austria, Spain, Holland and Israel.

The David LettermanShow with Jay-z, The Jay Leno Show, with Rodney Jerkins Common and Erykah Badu the Today Show with Katty Curry, Powell Symphony Hall, The Chris Rock Show, Fox NFL Under the Helmet, The Grammy Awards, The Stellar and Dove Awards with Israel and New Breed,, Radio City Music Hall with Usher and Mary J blige, Paisley Park, Soul Train, BET's 106 & Park with Jay-Z, are some of his recent televised performances.

Keyon is currently Touring with Music mogul Jay-z and can be seen on his new video called “The Roc Boys.” He is also leading his own Quartet/Quintet and is often seen in venues in New York like The Jazz Gallery, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola,The jazz Standard, Smalls or Fat cat Jazz Club, The Bluenote and others. He is a member of Mo Horns, Marcus Sticklands Open real deck Group, and also leads his own Horn Section around the country. Harrold also is CEO of Keykat Productions Inc. a production company that has produced hit records for 50Cent, Young Buck , Mobb Deep, LL cool J, and LL cool J to name a few.

He has studied music with Jimmy Owens, Laurie Frink, Susan Slaughter, Charles Tolliver, Cecil Bridgewater, and Eddie Henderson. And now he teaches music privately. He teaches trumpet, music theory, improvisation beginning to advanced levels.

Keyon Harrold's debut album is on the horizon.

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