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: 

http://www.sfgate.com/thingstodo/article/Art-Soul-promises-6412953.php

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

August 2nd

Elevate Oakland Stage (14th and Clay)

4:45-5:35pm

http://www.artandsouloakland.com

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

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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.

Harlow’s

2708 J St., Sacramento, CA

Doors 9pm

$15

http://www.Harlows.com

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

18 Mar

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KEV CHOICE RELEASES NEW ALBUM“LOVE & REVOLUTION” 

 

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!

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Upcoming Shows!!

April 1st

Mezzanine-San Francisco, CA

Incognito x Kev Choice x Ghost And The City

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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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Kev Choice new album “Love And Revolution” set to drop March 17th!!

11 Mar

To those who weren’t able to catch the album release party or Kev Choice on tour, the new album, “Love And Revolution” will be available on iTunes and other online outlets on March 17th!! Pre-Orders are available on iTunes Now!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-revolution/id972909023

This new project features an incredible list of artist: Netta Brielle, Locksmith, Jennifer Johns, Viveca Hawkins, Trackademicks, 1-O.A.K., Jeff Turner, Codnay Holiday, Ryan Nicole, K.E.V., Aisha Fukushima, Antique Soul, and Kev Choice Ensemble members John “Omayga” Adams, Uriah Duffy, Dame Drummer, Andrew Levin, and More!!! Be sure to check it out when it drops, Tuesday, March 17th!!!

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Kev Choice New Single “My Cause”

4 Mar

Check Out Kev Choice New Single on Youtube!! From the forthcoming album “Love and Revolution” dropping March 17th!

Kev Choice on “The Rapture Tour” w/Zion I, Los Rakas, Locksmith + More!

4 Mar

Kev Choice has been on the road for the last 3 weeks as opening act as well as playing keys and DJ’ing duties for Zion I and Locksmith. The Rapture Tour which includes Los Rakas w/ DJ Ethos, Dame The Drummer playing with Zion I, J Lately, and Andrew from Ineffable Music handling visuals.
The tour has rolled all the way from Southern California, up through the Bay Area, to the Northwest, Montana, Utah, and is ending up in Colorado. There are 3 more shows left! If you’re in Colorado, roll through and check out this incredible show!!

March 5th-Avon, Co-Agave Avon

March 6th-Boulder, Co-Fox Theater

March 7th-Denver, Co-Cervantes’ Otherside

Check Out some images from the tour!

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Rapture tour rocking

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