INTRO: Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz pianists of his generation. Many of his 15 recordings as leader have received critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as a “Coup de Coeur” from the Académie Charles Cros (France). A prolific sideman appearing on over 60 records, Kevin’s long list of notable musical associations include records with Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Brad Mehldau and Al Foster.
CONCERTS:CITY: St. Truiden, BECologne, DEVENUE: AcademiezaalAltes PfandhausFESTIVAL: PROJECT: Kevin Hays New Day TrioKevin Hays New Day Trio2017 24 Oct25 OctCITY: Prague, CZBrno, CZVienna, ATVENUE: JazzdockBesední DůmKonzerthausFESTIVAL: PROJECT: Kevin Hays & Lionel LouekeKevin Hays & Lionel LouekeKevin Hays & Lionel Loueke2018 18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar
Current Projects:KEVIN HAYS NEW DAY TRIO Kevin Hays, piano, voiceRob Jost, bassGreg Joseph, drums Kevin Hays’s latest release, North, focuses on elements of history, beauty and hope. His musical scope goes beyond the jazz standards he incorporates on the record, bridging his love of classical, blues, soul, folk and rock music into his originals. The recording marks a return to the acoustic piano trio format, featuring Rob Jost (double bass) and Greg Joseph (drums) alongside Hays. North is now available through Sunnyside Records.KEVIN HAYS & LIONEL LOUEKE Kevin Hays, piano, voiceLionel Loueke, guitar, voice The new duo record from Kevin Hays and Lionel Loueke, Hope is out on vinyl only as part of Newvelle Record's Second Season this April. "There’s a commonality of intention and inspiration here. A search for—or rather, a reliance upon—something beneath the surface. An amazing synergy here, between two complete masters.”
INFO:Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz pianists of his generation. He has released over a dozen recordings as leader, and is the winner of a Charles Cros ‘Coup de Coeur’ Award. He has appeared on many ‘best-Of’ lists, and featured on Grammynominated and winning recordings. In addition to playing with his own groups, he has toured and recorded with many celebrated jazz greats including Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Steve Gadd, John Scofield, Chris Potter, among others. In 2011 Hays collaborated with fellow pianist Brad Mehldau. The resulting recording Modern Music (Nonesuch) garnered widespread critical acclaim and had the duo touring throughout the US, Europe and South America. Hays’s latest project, the New Day Trio, features Rob Jost on bass, and Greg Joseph on drums. The trio’s first recording New Day (Sunnyside) also spotlighted Hays’s songwriting, surprising fans and critics alike with his compelling and arresting vocals. The recording also included special guests Gregoire Maret on Harmonica and Tony Scherr on guitar. The New Day Trio’s latest release, North (Sunnyside) marks a return to the acoustic piano trio format and focuses on elements of history, beauty and hope. Hays‘s musical scope goes beyond the jazz standards he incorporates, bridging his love of classical, blues, soul, folk and rock music into his brilliant originals and arrangements. In 2017 he is releasing a duo recording with Lionel Loueke on Newvelle Records (on vinyl only).
BIO KEVIN HAYS
REVIEW: “A jolt of Joy”— The New York Times “There are plenty of talented pianists....but few have Hays's melodiccharms and sense of style.”— The New Yorker/'Best of the Year' “Kevin Hays is a true original. Everything he plays has a deep intelligenceand swing.”— Brad Mehldau “He's all encompassing. Phenomenally so!”— John Scofield