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Kevin Hays Trio
February 26 @ 7:30 pm$35 – $40
Next up on Sunday, February 26, is the Kevin Hays Trio, featuring Hays on piano, Karl McComas-Reichl on bass, and Colin Stranahan on drums. Hays made his last appearance at the Athenaeum in 2015. A Grammy-winning jazz pianist, composer, and singer/songwriter, 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.
In addition to his celebrated work as pianist and composer, Kevin has become increasingly known as a gifted and expressive singer/songwriter. Brad Mehldau commented, “Kevin Hays is a true original. Everything he plays has a deep intelligence and swing.” The New Yorker wrote, “There are plenty of talented pianists… but few have Hays’ melodic charms and sense of style.”
The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Your name will be on an attendee list at the front door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.
Masks optional. If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, please stay home.