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Musically, Harrold lives by the notion that the only thing identifying a genre is its beat. That belief has allowed Harrold to tear down the walls of the genre to roam music freely. Keyon’s career is a spectrum of greatness in terms of collaboration and as a solo artist. He is a once-in-a-generation type of talent on trumpet. His approach and sound are personal and engaging, a sort of magical haze often referred to as modern-day Mile’s Davis. Keyon was the trumpet voice of Miles Davis in the “Miles Ahead Film by Don Cheadle, in which the soundtrack received a Grammy Award.
Harrold is the Artistic Advisor for Jazz St. Louis. He is an activist for social justice, change, and equality. Keyon has two critically acclaimed albums Introducing Keyon Harrold and The Mugician, Keyon has signed to Concord Records, and his new release is coming in 2023.