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Keith Price is a Canadian guitarist and composer who is based in Auckland, New Zealand and is serving as a Lecturer in Jazz at Auckland University. Price learned his first chords from his Grandfather on a dark-red hollow-bodied guitar. At age fifteen, the intensity and rawness of John Coltrane’s expression drew him into the world of jazz. Later, Price studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the University of Manitoba before completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in jazz at Brandon University where he studied with internationally recognised pianist and composer Michael Cain.
Price’s omnivorous listening habits are the foundation of his expressive musical style which combines old jazz, new jazz, folk, noise and funk. His sound is a mixture of colours, textures, and flavours from different genres, filtered on stage through the process of improvisation. Whether performing with a double-quartet, a trio, or as a solo guitarist, Price’s musical approach focuses on openness, imagination, and the search for a shared connection with the audience.
Keith Price has released seven albums; Trio Antipodes: Upside Downwards (2019), Double Quartet (2017), Live at 101.5 UMFM (2015), The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (2015), Solo Guitar (2013), Gaia/Goya (2011), and Breakfast of Champions (2009).
Performance highlights include: The Montreal International Jazz Festival, CBC Canada Live, The Yardbird Suite (Edmonton), The Rainbow Trout Music Festival, and Jazz on the Rooftop at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Keith has had the honour and pleasure of opening shows for Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, and The Bad Plus.
For this performation Keith will be joined by Chris Beernink (double bass) and Mark Lockett (drums)