Keyon Harrold is a talented trumpeter/composer/ Platinum music producer from the same hometown as legend Miles Davis, Saint Louis, Missouri. He has one of the most fresh and unique approaches to improvisation on the jazz scene today. He is a graduate of New School University Mannes Jazz Program. He is a protégé of the esteemed voice of jazz, Wynton Marsalis who speaks of Keyon in a Down Beat magazine article Talkin' Trumpets Marsalis saids, Keyon Harrold is the future of the trumpet and he is one of the most sought after trumpeters in the world.
He (harrold) has studied trumpet with such masters as Jimmy Owens Laurie Frink, Susan Slaughter, Charles Tolliver, Cecil Bridgewater, and Eddie Henderson and he (harrold) now reciprocates what he has been taught to scores of other musicians whether it be trumpet, jazz , or music production theory to all levels of musicians. Harrold’s debut album Introducing Keyon Harrold is available on the Criss Cross label; a label that prides itself on finding the new gems in jazz.
Keyon is a multi-faucited musician; a performer, a prolific writer, a producer/arranger, and band leader. He continuously works with a variety of incredible artists in all genres and has been often called the “Trumpeter of the stars”.
Harrold has toured and or recorded with: David Sandborn, Jay-Z, Guitarist Mark Whitfield, Pop icon Lauren Hill, Diva Chaka Khan, Artist Macy Gray, Hip hop Superstar Common Sense, pianist John Hicks, Gospel Legend Richard Smallwood, Bassist Christian McBride, Saxophonist Billie Harper's Quintet, Mo Horns, The Count Basie Orchestra, Bassist Reggie Workman, Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, Gospel icons Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Drummer Jeff 'Tain Watts, Neo Soul Queen Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, The Roots, Girl Band Destiny’s Child, The Hawkins Family, Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, Diva Sandra Reeves Phillips- Late Great ladies in Jazz And Blues, The Artist formally known as Prince, Producer/Song writer Steven “Soup” White, Drummer Cecil Brooks III, R&B Songstress Kelly Price, Saxophone Legend James Spalding, Jam Band “Soul Live”, The Charles Tolliver Big Band, Leon Lacy and his Inner Voices P.J. Morton and Debra brown and many others.