Calvin Keys Quartet

Guitarist Calvin Keys has had an extraordinary almost fifty year career that included long periods with jazz legends Ahmad Jamal, Earl “Fatha” Hines, and Ray Charles.

He has worked extensively with giants of the Hammond organ like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, Trudy Pitts, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Earland, Doug Carn, and Papa De Francesco.

Other jazz masters he has performed with include Blue Mitchell, Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Stanley Turrentine, George Coleman, Red Holloway, Oscar Brown Jr, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Jean Carn.

While performing is always a priority for Calvin Keys, he has found time to record 14 CD’s as a leader.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with the Calvin Keys Trio.

Saxophonist and flutist Art Maxwell has performed with many of the world’s top Jazz artists to rave reviews in the U.S., Europe and Russia. He is also co-founder of the Berkeley Saxophone Quartet. He formed Steinwell Music with Jeff Feldstein and founded Tonal Gravity Records in 1988.

He has performed with Art Blakey, Pete Escovedo, Joe Henderson, Ed Kelly, Calvin Keys, Eddie Marshall, Pastiche, Mongo Santamaria, Yancy Taylor, Diane Witherspoon, and Stan Getz.

He has released two recordings with Art Maxwell and Tonal Gravity, “Quantum Leaps”, and “Latin Up” featuring Diane Witherspoon.

Bassist Scott Brown ...

Drummer Genius Wesley has already performed with Calvin Keys, Marcus Shelby, Howard Wiley, Tony Peebles, Kalil Wilson, Joel Behrman, and Faye Carol, before completing high school. He placed fourth in the Jazz Search West competition in 2018.