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New video! Kev Choice-“Morning Star”

31 Mar

In his new video, “Morning Star”, Kev Choice shares his sentiments and amazing experience after visiting Palestine on an impactful and powerful tour with artist Aisha Fukishima and band members Uriah Duffy and Dame Drummer. The song was written and produced in the Jerusalem Hotel, in East Jerusalem, on the last day of his trip throughout the West Bank. The video was shot by Kev on his iPhone as he walked through East Jerusalem, The Old City, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Neblus, and Jericho. The tour was centered around doing youth workshops and exchanges with local musicians. Kev dedicated the video and song to the children he encountered on the trip who left on longing impression sharing their gifts, talents, hospitality, and appreciation for the bands visit. “I wanted to let them know that they have to keep shining and pushing because they have talents and stories  that the worlds needs to see and hear, that we aren’t hearing as of now.”

You can Download the song at:
https://kevchoice.bandcamp.com/track/…
https://soundcloud.com/kevchoice/morn…

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

Harlow's

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 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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Celebrate Kev Choice’s ‘Oakland Soul’ Nomination at The 8th Annual Oakland Indie Awards

30 May

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The 8th Annual Oakland Indie Awards

Friday, May 30, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
All Ages

General Admission $10-$15
» BUY TICKETS

Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden
300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612

The 8th Annual Oakland Indie Awards features a full evening packed with activities celebrating Oakland’s local businesses, artists and artisans! Come out to celebrate Kev Choice’s nomination in the ‘Oakland Soul’ category!

Links:
Oakland Indie Awards
Facebook
Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden

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Kev Choice Ensemble with Special Guest Terrace Martin at Yoshi’s Oakland on June 6th!

19 May

 

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Kev Choice Ensemble
with special guest Terrace Martin

Friday, June 6, 2014
10 p.m.
All Ages
General Admission $19
» Buy Tickets

Yoshi’s Oakland
Jack London Square
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607

KEV CHOICE ENSEMBLE


TERRACE MARTIN

LINKS:
Kev Choice
Terrace Martin
Yoshi’s Oakland

Spring 2014 European Tour Dates with The Coup!

17 May
The Coup in Berlin, Germany (2012). Photo by Caroline Lessire.

The Coup in Berlin, Germany (2012). Photo by Caroline Lessire.

May 6: The Coup on En El Aire late night show (Biggest late night TV show in Spain!)
May 8: The Coup at Le Club in A Coruna.
May 9: The Coup at Sir Live in Oviedo
May 10: The Coup at Helldorado in Gasteiz
May 13: The Coup at El Sol in Madrid
May 14: The Coup at Apolo2 in Barcelona
May 15: The Coup at Explosivo Club in Zaragoza
May 16: The Coup at L’Abordage in Evreux
May 20: The Coup at Le Poste à Galène in Marseille
May 21: The Coup at La Peche in Montreuil
May 22: The Coup at A38 in Budapest
May 23: The Coup at Leon Cavallo in Milan
May 24: The Coup at a Block Party in Quartier des Grottes, Geneva
May 25: The Coup at La Sirene in La Rochelle

Links:
The Coup

Freedom of Choice: Kev Choice SF Bay Guardian Cover Story Out Now!

5 Mar

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Check out Kev Choice in this week’s San Francisco Bay Guardian cover story, ‘Freedom Of Choice’, out now and available for free on Bay Area news stands while supplies last! If you’re not in the area, read the digital issue.

Kev Choice – “Oakland Riviera” Now Available Online!

21 Jan

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We’re excited to announce that Kev Choice’s new album, Oakland Riviera is now available online!  The album features some of the Bay Area’s finest musical talent:  Martin Luther McCoy, Mistah F.A.B.Erk Tha Jerk,  Zumbi (of Zion I), Phesto Dee (of Souls of Mischief), Jennifer Johns, Viveca Hawkins (of The Memorials), Lalin St. Juste (of The Seshen), Young Fyah, Stevie L and Tony Vic.  Musicians include John “Omayga” Adams, Uriah DuffyAndrew Levin, Marcus Shelby, Howard Wiley, and more.  Stream the album in full below and grab your copy on Bandcamp! #oaklandriviera

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