Keith Gamble began playing clarinet in fourth grade, and by age 16 tenor saxophone. His High School music teacher Ernest Rodgers was a major influence in his life as he taught Keith Gamble to play saxophone. While a student Keith Gamble began playing professionally with a disco/top 40`s group called the Unique Experience Band. The Unique Experience Band mostly played cabaret halls in Detroit from 1975-1978. Also during this period Keith Gamble began playing with the New Detroit Jazz Development Workshop under the direction of trumpeter Marcus Belgrave.
During his college years from 1978-1982, Keith Gamble attended Oakland University in Rochester, MI. While at Oakland University Keith Gamble studied saxophone with Dr. James Dawson, and jazz improvisation with saxophonist Sam Sanders. Gamble was also a member of the Afram Jazz Ensemble at Oakland University, under the direction of Marvin Doc Holiday.
Gamble soaring on tenor sax like Sonny Rollins working out in solitude on a lonely bridge. - Muskegon Chronicle.
There was a sermon-like chant of the tenor sax - Muskegon Chronicle.
Gamble`s passionate statement of the theme - Muskegon Chronicle.
Blues-flavored laments and love calls - Muskegon Chronicle.