January 13th, Kev Choice Ensemble starts off the new year in a big way, returning to perform at their favorite and one of the best venues for live music in Oakland, Yoshi’s. They will be performing two shows 8pm & 10pm and tickets are on sale now at http://www.yoshis.com.
Fresh from a recent trip to Palestine with Aisha Fukishima, Kev returns home to perform this intimate set of music from his previous 4 albums, including his most recent project “88 Steps To Eternity”. He will also be premiering new works and material as well as playing some classic covers to showcase the range and influences of his dynamic ensemble that features amazing rhythm section, horns, strings, vocalist, and guest artist.
Come see what Kev Choice has in store for 2017!!!
Click here for 88 Steps To Eternity
After years of being one of the most in-demand keyboardist on the Bay Area music scene, pianist/keyboardist/composer Kev Choice drops his first full length instrumental project, “88 Steps To Eternity”. On full display throughout the stellar musical journey are Choice’s keyboard and composition chops, having written and arranged all 12 songs on the album. Songs vary in style from a time shifting synth laden sounds of angst “Dance Of The Displaced” to mellow vibed out track’s “Love Trap” and “Spirals, which sounds like the rhythmic and melodic interpretation of today’s Hip-Hop and Trap music. “I wanted to pay homage to the sounds of the past, while exploring and taking inspiration from the music of today.” Says Choice. Song’s like “Rock Wit Me Still” take it back on an 80’s vibe and even feature Choice on keytar. “The 88 reflects the number of keys on a piano, and to Eternity just represent the goal of making timeless music. Inspired by groups like Return to Forever, Herbie Hancock, all the way to current producers like Metro Boomin, Terrace Martin, and others. I’m just trying to bridge the gap and keeping building the bridge towards the future.” The project features Kev Choice Ensemble members who are some of the most in demand musicians on the Bay Area scene.
Check out the new release “Rock Wit Me Still” (Keytar Magik) off Kev Choice’s upcoming instrumental project “88 Steps To Eternity”! Produced and composed by Kev Choice and performed on his signature instrument, the Keytar. Vibe!
Kev Choice will be performing at The UC Theater in Berkeley on Friday, Oct. 14th! This will be an incredible show also featuring hot Bay Area Band’s Con Brio and Kuckaw. Kev will be joined by his Ensemble and will be playing a mixture of his original style of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Fusion, and Trap! Hope To See You There!
Check Out Kev Choice live in support of Matt Haney, up for Re-Election on SF School Board. A dope night of music, artist and community!!
1710 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Kev Choice will be joining soulful/house DJ Cecil for an exclusive set of originals, remixes, and a debut new song! Check out the awesome lineup with plenty of great artist and activities for the whole fam!
Laurel Street Fair
Saturday, August 13th
MacArthur Blvd at 35th; Oakland, CA
DJ Cecil w/Kev Choice set-2:30-3:30
Kev Choice will be in NYC at the historic Blue Note for “A Tribute to Hope.” featuring duo COULON with special guests including Kev Choice and Karega Bailey w/ Sol Development Blue Note Jazz Club, NY.
Coulon began when vocalist extraordinaire Imani Uzuri asked her dear friends, Rozz Nash (former lead singer of Groove Collective and Slavic Soul Party) and Neil Coulon (former drummer of the Boston-based band “27”), to perform at her Blue Note show in January ’08. The soon-to-be-married couple didn’t have any songs, and had played together only once-at a friend’s wedding. Overwhelmed with plans for their own wedding in Brazil, Neil and Rozz started preparing for the planned gig just a week beforehand, co-writing a song called “By My Side,” an ode to the couple’s commitment to each another. At the show, Imani introduced the duo to the world as Coulon . . . and that’s how the magic began.
Kev will be playing in this all-star band featuring:
Rozz Nash-Coulon – Vocals
Neil Nash-Coulon – Guitar
Fred Cash (Alicia Keys, Toshi Reagan) – Bass
Greg Gonzalez (Antibalas, Chop & Quench) – Drums
Jordan McLean (Antibalas, Sway Machinery) – Trumpet
Kev Choice (Lauren Hill, The Coup) – Keyboards, piano
Don’t miss this rare Kev Choice appearance in NYC!
Saturday, July 23: Midnight Show
Kev Choice is excited to announce his album launch party for his new project “88 Steps To Eternity”, which will be July 1st at Yoshi’s in Oakland! Kev Choice Ensemble will be doing two shows at 8 & 10pm on a Friday night! Tix are available now at http://www.yoshis.com.
Check Out Kev Choice’s cover of Drake’s song “Still Here”.