Kevin Hays piano and voice
Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and songwriter Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the most original and compelling musicians of his generation. His numerous recordings have received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as the “Coup de Coeur” award from the Académie Charles Cros (France).
Kevin has also appeared on numerous albums as a guest artist, recording with Chris Potter, Bill Stewart, Joshua Redman, Jeff Ballard, Nicholas Payton and Al Foster, among many others. Notable collaborations include a piano duo project with Brad Mehldau (Modern Music – Nonesuch), world tours with James Taylor, Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Joe Henderson and Roy Haynes.
In his solo performances he seamlessly weaves surprisingly fascinating compositions, jazz standards and improvisations ,together with his exquisitely crafted songs. Combined together , these elements create a rich tapestry, full of variety and ecstatic beauty.