Keith McKelley’s energetic talent transcends genres with a rich, beautiful tone that travels the edgy frontiers of jazz, rock, R&B, funk, hiphop, and gospel. From the age of ten, Keith’s affinity with the golden sound of the saxophone took root, inspired by musicians like David Sanborn, John Coltrane, and Kirk Whalum. Beyond the greats, Keith’s inspiration came from closer to home – from listening to jazz with his mother, church performances, and witnessing the incredible connection between performers and their audiences. “It’s nice to feel part of something that can potentially make somebody’s life go a little better at the moment,” he says of his love of music
This rich blend of jazz, funk, rock, R&B and gospel all comes with Keith’s own stamp of individuality and at first listening each track is a delightful surprise. In short, it’s brain chocolate…really good brain chocolate.
MARK HORNING, Cleveland Examiner