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Keyan Williams

Keyan Williams

Jazz / Smooth Jazz / New Jazz Meriden, CT  US

Shows

  • 2014

    Jun 20

    Morrow, GA, US | 8:00pm

    SINGLE RELEASE PARTY & MIXER for Spectra Music Group’s R&B sensation RANDY GILL & Jazz saxophonist KEYAN WILLIAMS who will be headline performers at 1355 MOUNT ZION RD MORROW,GA. JS VENUE PLUS (INSIDE THE EVENTS & TRAVEL CENTER ACROSS FROM D&K CLOTHING STORE) Hosted by KAM SHOWERS & Music by Foxie105 DJ TRAPP. Special performances by Jazz saxophonist ANOINE KNIGHT, R&B Vocalist DENEKIA,R&B Vocalist D.JONEZ, R&B Vocalist MS.MISHA. SPECTRA MUSIC GROUP Celebrity VIP Guests – R&B/ Music Superstars DAVE TOLLIVER, BOBBY COLLINS, JIMMY STAR. This event is brought to you by BlackVision Entertainment, Davis Booking Agency & Speak Urban Media Group. For Vending Tables & Booths, contact Mrs. Angela Davis - A&R @ Spectra Music Group 586.203.2150 EXT. #1 & email: angela@davisbooking.com OR Mr. Michael Johnson – CEO of BlackVision Entertainment 678.463.9926 & email: blackvisionentertainmentevents@gmail.com. For media passes & coverage, Patrick Jones at speakurban@gmail.com

  • 2013

    May 30

    New Haven, CT, US | 7:00pm

    A clinic on getting a good sound in jazz using a P.Mauriat Sax. Different demos with different types of jazz music. Focus will be on the P.Mauriat line of saxophones. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, As an independent recording artist, Keyan Williams embraces the opportunity to make music on his own terms rather than at the dictation of the commercial marketplace. Following his own muse-and inspired by the thousands of fans he gained from his breakthrough CD The Art Of Living--the New York based saxman on It’s All About You creates a thoughtful, melodic, coolly funky set of tunes that do it all – warm the heart, get the groove on, transcend the usual genre boundaries, and take contemporary jazz in an exciting new direction.

  • 2011

    Nov 15

    New York, NY, US | 1:00pm

    Join Keyan Williams and Theo Wanne mouthpieces at Sam Ash Music Brass & Woodwind store in Manhattan (midtown, near Radio City Music Hall) for a Meet, Greet & Jam plus a refacing clinic! Learn about Theo Wanne mouthpieces, vintage mouthpieces, and the art of refacing. Theo Wanne will donate all proceeds from the personal mouthpiece refacings to the Jazz Alliance.

  • 2011

    Sep 17

    Plymouth, CA, US | 5:00pm
  • 2011

    Aug 16

    Sacramento, CA, US | 7:00pm

    (916) 442-8899 After his incredible performance at the Mix last month with special "unannounced guest" Brian Culbertson, Cecil Ramirez will be featured on keys with Utopian Dreams on August 16th at Jazz in the MIX – MIXDowntown –Sacramento. In the jazz tradition of "sittin in", Utopian Dreams decided to go all out with this show. As a result we have invited several "friends" to this show, also featured will be NY recording artist, Keyan Williams on sax with our own Susan Copperman, LA recording artist Jon Barnes on flugel and just announced, Las Vegas recording artist, Bobby Gaviola on drums…yes, we are looking for… MAGIC!

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  • Jessica Brown (Artist)
    Jessica Brown
    Hi Keyan, great style & music. Much success to you and your music!
  • Bonde Sem Freio (Artist)
    Bonde Sem Freio
    Have a geat 2016! Cheers!!! Success!!!
  • Tracey Whitney (Artist)
    Tracey Whitney
    Love, love, love Key's Jammin'! Thanks for sharing. <3
  • Jazz the Ripper (Artist)
    Jazz the Ripper
    Listening to your work has raised the bar... Total ear candy. Fred M.
  • Steve Clarke Trio (Artist)
    Steve Clarke Trio
    Yeah Keyan, GREAT playing and tone ! Hope we get to meet/play as I'm in the area as well. Steve ... Bpt CT youtube.com/qupsclarke
  • SONJEA (Artist)
    SONJEA
    here to say blazing smooth sounds elements sway of waters roaring silently go head get it in play on mr keyan testify im a 1 fan

Photos

  • New photo shoot 2012 (by Paul Greco)

About

Sounds Like: Grover Washington, Jr., Najee

Label: Told U So Productions

Manager: Kim Giles

Bio: Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Keyan Williams now makes his home in Meriden, CT after many years in Phoenix, AZ. The multi-talented musician started playing the sax at age 8 and by the age of 16 he was playing jazz sax and classical flute. When saxophonist Keyan Williams released his debu...See Full Bio

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“New York saxophonist Keyan Williams says he’s influenced by Grover Washington Jr. and you’ll agree that Williams learned much from the late legend after hearing It’s All About You, his second CD and follow-up to The Art of Living. It’s a top-notch CD with plenty of entry points—smooth, urban, sexy, upbeat, dance hall. The bouncy “Blazin’” and “Midnight Blue” are both supremely in the pocket with juicy, dancing backbeats underlying Williams’ relaxed sax playing. With “Bounce With It”, however, Williams displays his sax range as he solos over some very fat and sexy rhythms. On “Indigenous Heat,” Williams also proves his prowess on the horn through a mid-tempo tune with a definite jazz flair and an extra-funky organ solo. “Sax 5th Avenue” is the definition of sultry and his soprano also sounds sweet on “It’s All About You” and “My Lady”, the latter with soulful background vocals and late-night-style piano playing completing the sexy groove.”

— Brian Soergel, JazzTimes

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Update!
Jul 21, 2011

Recording my new CD next month then starting my new tour. Lovin life!

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  • Song Plays 5,634
  • Video Plays 1,637
  • Total Fans +1 3,291
  • ReverbNation Fans +1 357
  • Facebook Likes 1,780
  • Twitter Followers 971
  • YouTube Subscribers 74
  • Widget Impressions +4 7,034