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 album "The Mugician" is currently out on Sony/Legacy/Massappealrecords


notable contributions to...


 Miles Ahead – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  (Trumpeter composer)
— Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media (GRAMMY®, 2017 Glasper, Cheadle, Berkowitz)

Featured soloist for Gregory Porter on Take Me To The Alley
— Best Vocal Jazz Album (GRAMMY®, 2017)

Maxwell— Black Summers' Night—  Best R&B Album (GRAMMY®, 2010) 


Runner Up, Best New Artists of 2015
— Jazz Times Readers Poll
Winner, “Jazz in the Struggle”
— International Jazz Competition (Poland, 2004)



50 Cent, "Curtis" (Certified Platinum) Producer
Terrace Martin, "Velvet Portraits" (2016 Grammy Nominated) Soloist

Beyonce, "B Day" (Grammy Nominated) Trumpeter
John Legend, "Once Again" Trumpeter
Jay-Z, "American Gangster" (Grammy Nominated) Trumpeter
Gregory Porter, "Real Good Hands" (Grammy Nominated) Soloist