Kev Choice Ensemble live at Boom Boom Room in SF- July 31st

30 Jul

Come check out Kev Choice Ensemble live at The Boom Boom Room in SF, Wednesday, July 31st!Recess SF

26 Jul

unnamed  Check out Kev Choice performing live to end out July!

July 27th- Art & Soul Festival Oakland- w/Sol Development-Main Stage- 12:45pm
July 28th- Art & Soul Festival Oakland- Emerging Artist Stage- “Victor’s Village” w/Sol Development, Kev Choice, Jennifer Johns & Dame Drummer-5pm
July 31st- “Recess”-Boom Boom Room-San Francisco-Kev Choice Ensemble- 8pm

Kev Choice set to drop new single “Universal Love”!

17 Jul

Kev Choice set to drop new music this Summer!! First single he’s gearing up is “Universal Love”. Check out Kev at work in the studio and look for new music coming soon!

Kev Choice Ensemble live at Yoshi’s May 10th!

28 Apr

Kev Choice Ensemble

Yoshi’s Oakland

May 10th

8pm & 10pm

Tix-https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1809388

Yoshi's May 2019Pianist, M.C., Composer, Producer Kev Choice returns to Yoshi’s with his unique blend of Hip-Hop, Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Classical infused music. Having a catalog of one of the most diverse repertoire’s of any musician in the Bay Area, from composing for Oakland Symphony to producing for local rappers and artist, to doing tributes to jazz piano greats, to producing his own futuristic soul vibes like his recent single “Space”, Kev Choice continues to push creative boundaries and search for fresh ways of expression. Backed by his ensemble of some of the most talented musicians in the Bay Area, and always supported by an all star cast of special guest, Kev Choice shows combine elements of a hip-hop cypher, with a late night jazz jam session, and a classical symphony. Kev’s content is always rooted in a conscious expression of what is going on in his Oakland community, with a worldwide perspective, and a self-reflective and passionate approach at looking at ways to improve and push himself while uplifting the world around him. Kev will be performing music from his 4 previously released albums plus new material from a forthcoming project.

March 23rd: Kev Choice w/Awesome Orchestra performing Soul Restoration Suite + Oakland Riviera!!

8 Mar

Kev Choice will perform his previously commissioned work by the Oakland Symphony, Soul Restoration Suite with Awesöme Orchestra under the direction of conductor David Möschler. The piece is a combination of Hip-Hop, Classical, Soul, R&B, and Jazz, and features Kev Choice as piano soloist and M.C. The performance will also feature the Kev Choice Ensemble, Oakland School For The Arts High School Concert Choir, and special guests Jennifer Johns, Martin Luther, Zumbi of Zion I, Phesto Dee of Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics, and Viveca Hawkins. They will also be performing selections from Kev Choice’s critically acclaimed album Oakland Riviera, commemorating the fifth anniversary of its release.

Soul Restoration Suite is Kev Choice’s musical revival, rejuvenation, reestablishment, and transformation. Having been composing and writing songs, raps, and jazz pieces since a child, this is his first work for full orchestra. Choice set out to blend influences from classical music composers such as Ravel, Chopin, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff with elements of Hip-Hop production from greats such as A Tribe Called Quest, Jay Dilla, Kanye West, Hieroglyphics, and Dr. Dre. Kev was also heavily influenced and inspired by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Marvin Gaye, 80s and 90s R&B, and rap music of today. The piece was first performed with Oakland Symphony under the direction of Michael Morgan on March 23, 2018 at a sold-out Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA.

Oakland Riviera, released in 2014, was Kev Choice’s first solo project to get widespread recognition. SFWeekly named it one of the best Hip-Hop projects in the Bay Area that year. The album featured notable artists Mistah F.A.B, Zumbi of Zion I, Martin Luther, Lalin St. Juste from The Seshen, Phesto Dee from Souls Of Mischief, and Kevin Allan.

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019, Show at 6pm

WHERE: Oakland Center for Spiritual Living – 5000 Clarewood Dr, Oakland, CA 94618

TICKETS: Suggested donation of $30–$40 to reserve a seat or pay what you can the day of the event. No one turned away for lack of funds. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NTAzNjY=

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Kev Choice drops new release “Space”

14 Feb

Kev Choice debuts a more melodic, singing side in this emotional, and astronomical description of a situation in a relationship. Kev expresses remorse and faces the lesson of losing someone special over this moody, atmospheric, and vibey track.
This song is a collaboration with artist ColorQueen-Cava Menzies as part of a series entitled “Pairings” where the artist makes artwork inspired by music.
credits:
released February 14, 2019
written and produced by Kev Choice
Co-produced by Andrew Levin
Guitars- Andrew Levin
Mixed by Andrew Levin
Mastered by 01 of PacifiqMassMedia-LA
Artwork: ColorQueen-Cava Menzies

Links to the song:

Youtube link:

Bandcamp link:
https://kevchoice.bandcamp.com/track/space

SoundCloud link:

 

Kev Choice Ensemble New Years Eve in Oakland!!

29 Dec

Kev Choice Ensemble will be rocking 2 incredible shows on New Years Eve heading into 2019!!!!!!!

First, They will be opening for the amazing MS. Lauryn Hill at The Fox Theater in Oakland. Tentative time 9:45-10:30. http://thefoxoakland.com/events/ms-lauryn-hill-2

Then they will be rocking live at SpiritHaus Gallery in Oakland. Also performing will be Mark De Clive Lowe, Tiffany Gouchè, DJ Nina Sol. Tentative set time 10:45-11:30. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vanguard-nye-tickets-53595553744

Come rock with us!!!!

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New Music!! “Never Give You Up”-Kev Choice

6 Nov

In this new song, from a forthcoming, as of yet “Untitled” project, Kev Choice writes a heartfelt love letter to his hometown, Oakland, CA. He addresses his relationship with a city facing drastically changing dynamics, gentrification, and a grappling with a new identity amongst the rapid effects of development and influx of new residents.

written and produced by Kev Choice

Kev Choice featured on KQED Arts

31 Jul

Kev Choice was recently featured in this amazing piece about his music, his hometown of Oakland, and his mission as an artist. The piece was done by Omid Zoufonoun and features footage of Kev Choice’s recent performance at Oakland Symphony, an in depth interview, and more footage from the range of show’s Kev has been a part of in the last year.

“For , Oakland has always been a mecca for diversity and a center of black excellence. And despite rapid displacement and gentrification, he’s on a musical mission to restore the soul of this town.”-KQED Arts

“Kev Choice makes a new kind of spiritual for a city grappling with gentrification and displacement.”

Check the piece below or click the link for more on the story.

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13837882/rapper-and-pianist-kev-choice-makes-music-to-heal-oakland-and-himself

Kev Choice Ensemble to perform at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival July 29th!

17 Jul

Kev Choice Ensemble will be performing at Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival on July 29th! Kev will be performing on the MainStage 4:30-5:30pm right before headliners The Pointer Sisters!

Art + Soul Oakland Celebrates 18th Birthday with Pointer Sisters Homecoming, Lyrics
Born, Alphabet Rockers, Jazz Mafia, Kev Choice Ensemble and more!! Free Admission
for Youth! Downtown Oakland: July 28th & 29th.

Click link below for more details:

https://www.artandsouloakland.com/lineup

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