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
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
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
Guitarist Carl Lockett has received many notable accolades
recording and touring throughout the United States, Europe and Asia
with great artists such as Chuck Mangione, Randy Crawford, Jimmy Smith,
Joey DeFrancesco, Hank Crawford, Jimmy McGriff, Plas Johnson, Tammy
Terrell, and David Ruffin.
His musical talents have been on display at many well-known festivals
and venues including the North Sea and Montreux Jazz Festivals, all
three Blue Note Clubs in Japan, and the 1980 Winter Olympics. He also
wowed audiences with an unparalleled performance at the 50TH
Anniversary Monterey Jazz Festival in 2007 with Joey DeFrancesco.
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.