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Kevin Hays

Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Born: May 1, 1968    

Kevin Hays

Pianist/Composer Kevin Hays has recorded 10 CDs as a leader and is featured on dozens of recordings with a variety of leading Jazz artists. Included in his leader discography are 3 critically acclaimed recordings for Blue Note Records. 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....
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”...a jolt of joy!” --The New York Times

”He's all-encompassing; phenomenally so!” --John Scofield

”...Exquisite at every turn.” --Musician Magazine

”I've never met a musician who is as perfect in their approach to improvisation. I've learned a lot working with him.” --Nicholas Payton

”Stellar! Kevin Hays is a true original. Everything he plays has a deep intelligence and swing.” --Brad Mehldau

  • Variations

    Pirouet Records
    2011
  • You've Got a Friend

    Jazz Eyes
    2009
  • Piano Works III: Open Range

    ACT Music
    2007
  • For Heaven's Sake

    Music Eyes
    2006
  • Piano Works III: Open Range

    Enja Records
    2005
  • What Survives

    Self Produced
    2005

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Featured recording “Variations”

Variations
Pirouet Records (2011)
Download jazz mp3 “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Kevin Hays

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