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Keyan, born and raised in Brooklyn New York and currently reside in Arizona. Keyan started playing the sax at age 8. By the age of 16 he was playing Jazz Sax and Classical Flute. Keyan has never been shy to crowds, playing at various places like Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall at an early age. Many fans of his music have conveyed to him that his saxophone style reminds them of Grover Washington Jr., and he is very humbled over the compliments. Grover Washington Jr., musically influenced Keyan, along with many other luminous jazz artists like: Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and Stanley Clarke. Over his years playing, Keyan has also had the honor of sharing the stage with Herbie Hancock, Chic Corea, and Junior Cook.
When asked about what kept his heart in the music, he stated, “My love of God has kept me doing his will. I love being Our Father’s instrument. Meeting Jazz greats like Zoot Sims, Herbie Hancock and Chic Corea has also been a great influence for me”.
Keyan released his first CD titled "The Art of Living", August of 2006. The CD is a grooved filled production that is reminiscent of the kind of music Grover made. Keyan says, “Grover Washington Jr. is one of his favorite musicians. He was a great sax player and would give you a great show, three hours of non-stop playing. I wanted to keep that kind of drive alive – real strong grooves – to get back to what I call ‘the original smooth jazz sound.’ I think we have done that with this album. And, you will not hear me play a solo the same way twice. I play from my heart, no repetition.” Williams has created a soundtrack that mirrors his live performances. “What you hear on the CD is what you hear live!” Keyan is currently working on his second project, due to be released first quarter 2008.
"The Art of Living" CD is being played on the following stations:
88.1 WFSK FM fisk.edu/index.asp?cat=6&pid=198
99.5 FM WSUR playlist.wusr.scranton.edu/index.php
KCCK FM kirkwood.edu/kcck/
WSIE 88.7FM siue.edu/WSIE/frames.html
KJZS 92.1 FM
WHCR 90.3FM whcr.org/
KUNV 91.5 FM kunv.unlv.edu
WEIB 106.3 FM weibfm.com/
New Artist Radio
E- Radio Biz
Artist First artistfirst.com/ (Switzerland)
Atlanta Blue Sky (Jazz Colors)
Radio Jazz Plus radiojazzplus.com/
Radio Zenwaw radio.zenwaw.com/
Keyan was featured in the October 2006 ABYSS Jazz Magazine.
Keyan was featured as the Indie-Music Artist with
Keyan’s Live Radio Interviews:
January 18th, 2007 with 88.1 FM
Fisk University in Nashville TN.
April 11th, 2007 with 92.1 FM Smooth Jazz
September 12th, 2007 with 92.1 FM Smooth Jazz
Keyan’s Recent Live Performances:
Orozko Lounge - John Ascuagus Nugget Casino
1100 Nugget Ave, Reno, Nevada 89431
Phoenix Flame Basket ball Game
News Channel 3 TV
United Center – Chicago Bulls Game
Musical Equipment: Yamaha Tenor Sax, Yanagisawa Soprano Sax, Selmer Alto Sax, Korg Triton Keyboard and many more musical instruments fill his studio.
“Oh my... Excellent! Keyan has such a CRISP horn. Kind of like Grover Washington, but with his own sound. And for sure, it won't be long before his fans are able to distinguish style. Definitely, one of the best new smooth jazz artists I have heard this year.” –Rachelle Bivins, Abyss Jazz Magazine
“The title track on the new release The Art of Living makes me feel a little homesick. This song reminds me a lot of my time in New York and riding down the Major Deegan Expressway in the back seat as a child. My dad played mostly soft jazz tunes while driving and I got a kick out of watching the buildings go by while listening to the music. The saxophone is obviously the main instrument in this song, and it has a nice presence. It doesn't overpower the rest of the instruments and what was played sounds really nice. Overall, a very cool song. I'm going to call my parents now.” -Jacob Dixon from Pratteln, Switzerland
"The Art of Living" song has excellent bass and the rhythm is very groovy. The drumming is good; it flows along with the song smoothly. The best thing about this track is the saxophone; it’s masterfully played without a flaw and it hooks you up big time. It has a very romantic feel to it and the melody manages to chill you out. I like the way piano is introduced; it
really enhances the mood of this track. BRILLIANCE!” -Morris Plains