Raised from the fires of (now infamous) Ferguson, Missouri, Keyon has developed a reputation as one of the world's most sought-after, emotionally electric young trumpeters on the scene.
A graduate from the famous Mannes Jazz Program at the New School University, Keyon is an eclectic trumpeter/music producer/arranger/songwriter that who has been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, blues and hip hop. Keyon has toured and recorded with or produced for some of the world’s best artists and ensembles like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Common, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill to name a few. He also has had numerous musical placements in film and TV including the Miles Davis Biopic “Miles Ahead” directed by Don Cheadle where he is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis. His next album will be released in early 2017.
Awards & Honors
Miles Ahead – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has received a GRAMMY®
— Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media (GRAMMY®, 2017)
Featured soloist for Gregory Porter on Take Me To The Alley
— Best Vocal Jazz Album (GRAMMY®, 2017)
Runner Up, Best New Artists of 2015
— Jazz Times Readers Poll
Winner, “Jazz in the Struggle”
— International Jazz Competition (Poland, 2004)
Platinum & grammy Collaborations
Composer, Producer, Artist
50 Cent, "Curtis" (Platinum)
Miles Ahead Soundtrack (2016 Grammy Nominated)
Maxwell, "Black Summers Night" (Grammy Winner)
Gregory Porter, "Take Me to the Alley" (2016 Grammy Nominated)
Terace Martin, "Velvet Portraits" (2016 Grammy Nominated)
Beyonce, "B Day" (Grammy Nominated)
John Legend, "Once Again"
Jay-Z, "American Gangster" (Grammy Nominated)
Gregory Porter, "Real Good Hands" (Grammy Nominated)