Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and singer/songwriter Kevin Hays, is internationally recognized as one of the most original and compelling musicians of his generation. His 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.
“Kevin Hays is a true original. Everything he plays has a deep intelligence and swing.” Brad Mehldau
“There are plenty of talented pianists… but few have Hays’ melodic charms and sense of style.” The New Yorker 'Best of the Year' list