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Bay Area Beats: Kev Choice

Jul 11, 2018

Pianist, composer, and MC Kev Choice represents Oakland hard. He started learning the piano in seventh grade at Westlake Junior High near Lake Merritt and recently composed a piece for the Oakland Symphony. Though he’s done stints in Illinois, New Orleans, and Atlanta, he considers the Town his artistic and spiritual home.

In this edition of Bay Area Beats, Kev talks about love for his hometown, his new EP “Feeling Ivory,” and how music keeps him centered.  

"It's definitely an interesting tension, being from somewhere and seeing it change so dramatically and so drastically so rapidly. And also being a part of a community of people that are fighting to maintain it."

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