Born: May 1, 1968 Primary Instrument: Keyboard
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....
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