Guitar Trifecta

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.

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

Guitarist Vernon "Ice" Black has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Narada Michael Walden, Stevie Wonder, Booker T. Jones, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Clarence Clemons, The Family Stone, Mariah Carey, Regina Belle, Chakha Khan, and Maze.

As a studio musician in Los Angeles, guitarist Lloyd Gregory worked with legendary producer Richard Perry, and played sessions with top musicians such as Klaus Voorman (The Beatles), Arthur Adams (B.B. King, Quincy Jones), Harvey Mason (Herbie Hancock, George Benson), and Joe Sample (The Crusaders).

He has performed with Rodney Franklin, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Gerald Albright, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Freda Payne, The Dells, and Lowell Fulsom.

Gregory has recorded with Martha Reeves, MC Smooth, and Freddie Stewart (Sly & The Family Stone), and blues artists Zakiya Hooker, Sugarpie Desanto, and Maxine Howard.