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Graham Keir

Born: February 5, 1988    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Graham Keir

A performer and composer, Graham’s musical influences range from standard jazz guitarists Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and George Benson, to classical composers Bach, Wagner, and Shostakovich. These influences are reflected not only in Graham’s playing, but also in his emotive compositions. Graham began playing jazz guitar at the age of 14, and has studied with teachers Mike Kennedy, Jimmy Bruno, Larry McKenna, Gene Bertoncini, and Peter Bernstein. Graham quickly began winning “Best Soloist” awards at local competitions, and played for three years in the Grammy Band at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia...
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Awards:

"Jazz Soloist", 2010 DownBeat Magazine
”Graham Keir is definitely a rising star in the world of jazz. His virtuosity is steeped in the hard-bop tradition, but he has a vocabulary all his own.” --Bob Sneider

“Graham Keir was...electric! I fine performance that would have made John Abercrombie proud.” --Bob Brookmeyer

“[Graham Keir] is a magnificent guitarist. When I heard him, I couldn't believe my ears. He sounded like a seasoned veteran.” --Bob Perkins, WRTI 90.1

Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
Rochester, NY

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