“Choice Moves”-a short film shot and edited by Kev Choice!

15 Aug

Kev Choice shot and edited this short film “Choice Moves” on his iPhone 6 to document the beginning of his travels to Bogota, Colombia to perform with The Coup.

Look out for PT 2!

NEW VIDEO!! Kev Choice-“Gone Too Far”

9 Aug

On the 1 year anniversary of the killing of Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, in St. Louis suburb Ferguson, Missouri, Kev Choice drops this poignant song and video “Gone Too Far”.
The song addresses Kev’s feelings when hearing of the murder of Mike Brown, as well as many others killed at the hands of police officers, an issue that has plagued the headlines all too often in the last year. The song can be found of Kev Choice’s latest project “Love And Revolution”. The video was directed and edited by Myles Bess.

Kev Choice Trio! Live at Awaken Cafe August 7th!

6 Aug

Kev Choice will be performing an intimate trio performance for First Friday, August 7th at Awaken Cafe in Oakland! Kev will be working with two Bay Area’s up and coming musician’s Ayinde Webb on Drums and Kenshay Gooden on Bass. They will be exploring some of Kev’s original music as well as some choice jazz, hip-hop, and soul covers. Kev Choice say’s, “I always wanted to explore the trio format like a lot of my favorite pianist did. McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Mulgrew Miller, and Robert Glasper are some of the amazing piano trio’s that have inspired me. I definitely wanted to present the trio with a modern twist doing everything from originals, to some classic jazz to New Edition to Drake.” Also performing will be Classic/Hip-Hop Band “Ensemble Mik Nawooj”.

Kev Choice Trio plus Ensemble Mik Nawooj

August 7th

Awaken Cafe

1429 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Doors at 9pm


Kev Choice Featured in San Francisco Chronicle!

30 Jul

Kev Choice was featured today on the front cover of “Datebook” in the San Francisco Chronicle. The article talks about his upcoming performance at Art & Soul Festival in Oakland on Aug. 2nd. Pick up a July 30th edition of the SF Chronicle or check the article online at: 



Don’t Miss Kev Choice Ensemble at Art & Soul Festival!

August 2nd

Elevate Oakland Stage (14th and Clay)



Kev Choice Ensemble set to perform at Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival-August 2nd

27 Jul

Kev Choice Ensemble will be performing at this years Art & Soul Festival in Downtown Oakland on August 2nd from 4:45-5:35pm. Kev will be headlining the “Elevate Oakland” stage which will feature incredible acts such as Martin Luther, Ashling Cole, 34-56, Ryan Nicole, DJ D Sharp, Ray Obiedo, Pacific Soul + More! On the Main Stage that day will be Oakland’s Own Sheila E. and The Family Stone. Art & Soul will be celebrating 15 years, so come out and enjoy music, food, and activities for the whole family!

Playing with Kev Choice Ensemble for this show will be:

John “Omayga” Adams-Drums; Drew Barnett-Bass, B’Nai Rebelfront-Guitar; Doug Jones-Keys; Viveca Hawkins-Vocals, Howard Wiley-Sax, Geechi Taylor-Trumpet:

plus Special Guest!!

The Elevate Oakland stage will be at Clay + 14th St.

Art & Soul Main Entrance’s are located at:

  • 14th Street & Broadway
  • 16th Street & San Pablo Avenue
  • Promenade beside City Center West Garage (off Martin Luther King Jr. Way between 12th and 14th streets)

Tickets are $12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free         Art&Soul Ad

Kev Choice -“International Blvd” Live at SF Botanical Gardens “Flower Piano” Exhibit

27 Jul

Kev Choice recently spent some time playing Pianos at an amazing exhibit, “Flower Piano” in SF Botanical Gardens recently. The exhibit placed 12 pianos throughout the outdoor surroundings in the SF Botanical Gardens. Kev Choice enjoyed walking through the Gardens, playing on the pianos, listening to other pianist, and taking turns playing classical, jazz, original compositions, and whatever they wanted! Great exhibit, look for it again next year!

Check out Kev Choice playing “International Blvd.” live at SF Botanical Gardens.

Kev Choice Ensemble rocks “Gone Too Far” Live In-Studio Performance!

15 Jun

Kev Choice Ensemble was recently featured in a web series of studio performance in Oakland, California by Oakland Indie Mayhem and Oakland Local. The video was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, CA and was founded by members of Green Day. The song, “Gone Too Far”, is the next single off of Kev Choice’s recent project, “Love And Revolution”. Check it out!!

Kev Choice-Keys, Vocals; Uriah Duffy-Bass; John “Omayga” Adams-Drums; Andrew Levin-Guitar; Doug Jones-Keys

June Upcoming Shows!!!

9 Jun

Check out Kev Choice at this upcoming shows in the next couple of weeks!

June 13th-Santa Cruz Juneteenth-Louden Nelsen Community Center-Santa Cruz, CA-Kev Choice Ensemble

June 18th-Oakland Progressive Party & Townie AwardsKaiser Center Rooftop Gardens-Oakland, CA-Kev Choice Ensemble

June 20th-SOMARTS-“Soulstice Party”-San Francisco, CA-Kev Choice


Kev Choice Live in Sacramento!

5 May

Check Out Kev Choice live in Sacramento, Thursday May 7th! He’ll be featured on this incredible lineup along with Grammy nominated songwriter Timothy Bloom.


2708 J St., Sacramento, CA

Doors 9pm




Kev Choice new album “Love And Revolution” out now + Upcoming Shows!

18 Mar

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Oakland-based composer, pianist, and emcee releases a melodic, impassioned call-to-action with his first release on Zion I’s Mind Over Matter Records.


OAKLAND, CA  – With his third studio-album, and first release on new label Mind Over Matter, Kev Choice delivers his newest project: Love & Revolution.  The long-time pianist, M.C., producer, composer and band leader having spent the last decade working as a sideman with some of the Bay Area’s biggest artists, nowsets his sights on the center stage with his third official album. The 14-track album combines Choice’s Hip-Hop, jazzy, soulful and uplifting sensibilities with help from fellow Bay Area artist Netta Brielle, Locksmith, Trackademicks, 1-O.A.K., Jennifer Johns, Viveca Hawkins, Jeff Turner and his band, Kev Choice Ensemble.

“This was my attempt to contribute music and content to people out there fighting for social change.” States Kev about the project.  “Being involved with protest and organizing myself, I want to make music that sounds current and fresh, but still delivers a solid message.”

Known in Bay Area music circles as the “go-to” pianist and music director, Choice has spent the last fifteen years producing, performing or music directing with a laundry list of artists including: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Lyrics Born, Too $hort, Zion I, The Coup, Ledisi, Dwele, Martin Luther, Amel Larrieux, Omar, Souls of Mischief, Goapele, and Lauryn Hill. With Love & Revolution, Choice combines his musical training with hip-hop and R&B artists to create a sonically cohesive album addressing some of the most polarizing social issues of our time.

“Kev Choice is one of those rare musicians, who is able to bring divergent styles together and fuse them into stunning new forms” says Mind Over Matter Records founder Zumbi.  “I am excited to see where his path leads.  This is only the beginning for Kev, there are no limits for a man with this much raw talent.”

“Noose” is an urgent posse cut that comes off like a call to arms for those on the fence about the cold reality of the American streets.  With production recalling a sweaty jazz and funk club, Codany Holiday brings it home with a syrupy sweet chorus about the trials of being trapped in the system.  “Too High” is an uplifting tune that goes hard in the club, while still managing to express Kev’s unique sensibilities.   “Oscar’s Revenge” and “Blues for Blueford”, both inspired by victims of police killings in Oakland, California are two stand out instrumental tracks on the project. One is a fusion of jazz and drum and bass, the other a somber piano solo piece.

Love and Revolution is a musical exploration of social justice and inequality in today’s America, and a reminder of how love and the fight for change should stay on the forefront of our minds.


The album is available now on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, and other music outlets!


Upcoming Shows!!

April 1st

Mezzanine-San Francisco, CA

Incognito x Kev Choice x Ghost And The City


















April 11th

Slim’s-San Francisco, CA

“The Rapture Tour”Zion I x Locksmith x Kev Choice x J Lately x Mike Smith + More!





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