EFG London Jazz Festival 2023

Kevin Hays

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Last Show: Thursday 16 th November 2023

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and singer/songwriter Kevin Hays’s many recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as the “Coup de Coeur” award from the Académie Charles Cros (France). Kevin has appeared on numerous albums as a guest artist, recording with Chris Potter, Bill Stewart, Joshua Redman, Jeff Ballard, Nicholas Payton, and Al Foster, among many others. Notable collaborations include a piano duo project with Brad Mehldau (Modern Music – Nonesuch), world tours with James Taylor, Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Joe Henderson, and Roy Haynes.  

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“There are plenty of talented pianists… but few have Hays’ melodic charms and sense of style.”

The New Yorker 'Best of the Year' list

In addition to his celebrated work as pianist and composer, Kevin has become increasingly known as a gifted and expressive singer/songwriter. 

In his solo performances he seamlessly weaves startlingly beautiful compositions, jazz standards and improvisations alongside his exquisitely crafted songs. Combined, they create a rich tapestry, full of variety and ecstatic beauty.

“Kevin Hays is a true original. Everything he plays has a deep intelligence and swing.”  Brad Mehldau 

Band Line Up

Kevin Hays (voice/piano)