Kevin Hays

Kevin Hays

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Jazz Pianist - Kevin Hays

Biography

K E V I N H A Y S

38 year old Pianist/Composer Kevin Hays has had a stellar 20 year career as a performing, touring, and recording artist. He has a dozen recordings under his own name and has been featured on dozens more with a variety of internationally recognized artists. Included in his discography are 3 critically acclaimed recordings for the Blue Note Label. His 'Seventh Sense' was praised by The New York Times and recognized as one of the 'Top 40 Jazz Releases of the Year' by Musician Magazine.

Kevin has performed and recorded with some of the most prominent and influential musicians in Jazz. These include Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Chris Potter, Al Foster, Joe Henderson, Buster Williams, Art Farmer and Joshua Redman.

Today, he continues to perform worldwide in Solo concerts, with his Trio which includes bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart, and with The Sangha Quartet which features Seamus Blake, Larry Grenadier, and Bill Stewart. He also conducts Master Classes in the U.S. and abroad.

Kevin's recent recording activity includes a new Solo Piano CD for the German label, ACT entitled 'Open Range'; the launching of PinonDisk Records, his own label on which he has released his latest Trio CD 'What Survives'; and a new trio project scheduled for release November of 2006 with the groundbreaking web-based company, ArtistShare.com.

Discography

For Heaven's Sake..........JazzEyes
Open Range....................ACT
What Survives................PinonDisk
Andalucia.......................Blue Note
Go Round.......................Blue Note
Seventh Sense...............Blue Note
Crossroad.......................Steeplechase
Ugly Beauty...................Steeplechase
Sweet Ear......................Steeplechase
El Matador......................Evidence