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.


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.

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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.
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

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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.

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.

Come rock with us!!!!


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.

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:

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July 13th: Kev Choice Ensemble at “Jazz on The Green” at Stanford University

12 Jul

Miles to Hip-Hop  | Miles Electric Band, DJ Logic, Sidewalk Chalk, Kev Choice Ensemble

Nothing beats spending a beautiful summer evening on the Stanford campus, relaxing on the lawn with your favorite food, and listening to some of the most grooving electric jazz and hip hop around. Three bands perform at this outdoor concert, including the Miles Electric Band, several of whose personnel performed with Miles Davis during his electric period; Kev Choice, a musician, emcee, and hip hop artist; and Sidewalk Chalk, a horn-driven unit that blends elements of jazz, funk, hip hop, and R&B. Also in the mix will be DJ Logic, a turntablist who fuses jazz and hip-hop in his work.

Doors at 5pm

Show starts at 6:30pm

Ensemble pic


Click link for more info!

Vote for Kev Choice! Nominated “Best Musician” by East Bay Express!

12 Jul

Kev Choice was nominated “Best Musician” by East Bay Express! Voting is open until July 13th! Kev Choice is in the Arts & Music section. Vote now!!

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June 29th! Kev Choice Live at Yoshi’s Oakland-“Feeling Ivory” EP Debut!

23 May

Kev Choice is set to debut and release a new solo piano inspired EP “Feeling Ivory” at Yoshi’s Oakland, June 29th. There will be 2 shows 8pm & 10pm!

“Feeling Ivory” will be raps and songs over piano and keyboard accompaniment composed and written by Kev Choice. “It’s like a rap/piano album. I wanted to break it down to the pure essence of just piano and vocals. I will include some solo piano compositions and probably some classical, a jazz standard, and a cover or two. Just trying to have fun and explore performing centered on me at the piano.” Kev Choice will also feature special guest artist and musicians on the project and show!

Tix available now!


Kev Choice Live in Los Angeles at The Virgil Bar-May 20th!!

15 May


Kev Choice will be performing live in LA at The Virgil Bar with a set of new music and some great artist on the lineup!

Kev Choice x Mani Draper + DJ Flo x Choklate + Trackademicks (DJ Set)

May 20th

Virgil Bar- 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Doors at 8pm





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