Pianist And MC Kev Choice Shares The Spiritual Dimension Of His Music | KALW

Pianist And MC Kev Choice Shares The Spiritual Dimension Of His Music

Apr 7, 2020

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 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."

Kev’s latest album release party was scheduled for April 10, but it’s been postponed. He released a new music video though, so you can enjoy hist latest tunes from home until it can be rescheduled.

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