Bird Flight: Keyon Harrold Band


Photo by Deneka Peniston

A Catskill Jazz Factory Production

Miles Davis once said, “You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker.” It was 1944 when the eighteen-year-old Miles Davis first heard modern jazz—the music that changed his life—when Charlie Parker played in St. Louis in Billy Eckstine’s band. This moment inspired Davis to move to New York City “where the action was” and follow his idol. 

Modern master trumpeter Keyon Harrold, known for his GRAMMY-Award winning performance in Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead and featured in Rolling Stone magazine as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know Now,” pays homage to the infamous and monumental musical relationship between Davis and Bird. The evening draws inspiration from live and studio recordings of the Reboppers, the Miles Davis All Stars, and from Miles’ time with the Charlie Parker Quintet. 

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