Warren Keller

The child of an elite pianist and teacher, and a world-class operatic baritone, Warren began playing and singing early. His father Howard Keller, blessed with an amazingly rich voice, studied with Carlton Gauld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Gauld). His dear mother Roslyn, apprenticed with several luminaries: Anatole Kitain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatole_Kitain), Constance Keene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Keene), and her husband Abram Chasins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram_Chasins). As a teacher, 'Roz' was responsible for forming the early careers of Joel Levine (http://www.okcphilharmonic.org/joel-levine) and Sting’s occasional accompanist, Ken Helman (http://kenhelman.com).

Warren Keller has sung, played woodwinds (tenor and alto saxophone, and flute), and written music in New York City and Nashville music scenes. Warren was fortunate enough to have studied with the late, great Kenny Davern (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Davern), who began his career with Jack Teagarden, and was a multiple winner of the Downbeat Poll for soparano sax and clarinet. Three other master teachers were Gerry Orrico, gorgeous alto sax and alto flute player for the Tex Benecke Orchestra and The Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas, and vocal coach Marty Lawrence who taught everyone from Vicki Carr to David Coverdale, and guitar with Gary Talley of The Box Tops. To have benefited from their level of musicianship humbles him.

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”Tune 3 has got mood and swing, bounce and blues, enough to last for a freeway commute at half-past midnight when all the lanes are open! Your musicianship wails out of your flute and sax solos. This is cool stuff, driving, tight and tuneful in a minor key. It's the first composition of yours that I've heard. I promise you that I'll be visiting this smokin' jazz club again. Diggin' it!”

Loren- PG Music Forum

“...Saxophonist/flutist and composer Warren Keller is sparking new fires in Smooth Jazz with his tight, funky old schoolin’ ensemble Spontaneous Groovin’ Combustion

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