Jill Newman Productions Presents:
Terrace Martin / Keyon Harrold
POSTPONED to Sunday, September 25
Produced by Jill Newman Productions
This show has been postponed to Sunday, September 25th.
All tickets will be honored for the new date.
@ Highline Ballroom – Show @ 8PM (Doors @ 7PM)
Terrace Martin. Two time Grammy winner. Musician, producer, larger than life character with an eye and ear on changing the world. His father, Curly Martin, is a notable jazz drummer and his mother a gospel singer. Terrace Martin’s path speaks of a drive that is uniquely his, and uniquely Los Angeles. As a child prodigy, with guidance from his parents and his godfather (Stemz Hunter), Terrace found some notable milestones on his path. First the self bought and self taught saxophone, next the attention of Jay Leno and a solid scholarship to attend Cal Arts. Deciding school was not the thing, Terrace went straight to professional musician, finding favor with Billy Higgins and playing with Billy’s World Stage All Stars in Leimert Park. Soon afterwards, tours with Pu Daddy and Kirk Franklin’s God’s Property followed, as renowned musicians from different genres embraced his versatility and dedication.
Always on the move, with a higher vision driving him on, Terrace in short time landed beats with Snoop Dogg, producing on several of Snoop’s records and moving on to produce, write, and/or perform on projects from Quincy Jones, Wiz Khalifa, Pete Rock, DJ Quik, Kurupt, and Kendrick Lamar. Stepping out from behind the board, Terrace began releasing his own projects, from THE DEMO to 3CHORDFOLD. Critical acclaim followed, along with a steadily growing underground following – key tastemakers of the social media age who connected the dots.
The music business is often fickle and inattentive – everyone focuses on the next big thing and clings to it, missing the steady and formative scenes that caused the eruption in the first place. As LA was busy watching Hip-Hop, the jazz scene just kept on building. A student of jazz history with both feet on the street, Terrace Martin never forgot. Terrace Martin can disassemble the history of modern music, break it into a thousand pieces, and reassemble it into something both reverent and absolutely fresh at the same time. It is this gift that enabled him to infuse popular records with his style, and with the success of Kendrick Lamar’s To PImp A Buttery the scope of his mark was felt. Not as a single producer with an ego in the room, but as a unique but integral part of a new kind of team. History will call 2015 a defining moment in both the history of Jazz AND the history of Hip-Hop, and all of the cats in the mix will be forever respected.
Ever restless, Terrace came right out of the Kendrick sessions blazing – producing for YG and Herbie Hancock simultaneously while putting the finishing touches on his next solo release – Velvet Portraits. Choosing a groundbreaking path, he chose to release the album on his new label – Sounds Of Crenshaw, and join the growing family of label imprints in the Ropeadope collaborative network.
‘…the Sound Of Crenshaw is in everything I touch, from Kendrick to Herbie. So with SOC I’m gonna bring it all back and give y’all the whole package: 100% the Sound of Crenshaw’
Cited by Wynton Marsalis as the “future of the trumpet” and “one of the most sought after trumpeters in the world”, Harrold is an eclectic trumpeter/music producer/arranger/ songwriter who is known for pushing musical boundaries through his compositions and improvisational style. Haling from St. Louis, he quickly became a fixture on the New York jazz scene well before completing a Degree in Jazz Performance in 2003 at the New School’s Mannes Jazz Program.
Harrold’s first professional gig was working with Oscar-winning rapper Common. Thereafter, a testament to his eclectic style, he has played, at times, at the Carlyle Hotel with Bobby Short only to leave for tour with Snoop Dog the next morning. Today, as a go-to trumpeter in the music industry, Harrold has been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, blues and hip hop, having toured and recorded with or produced for some of the world’s best artists. Such artists include Jay Z (American Gangster), Beyoncé (Bday), Common, Anthony Hamilton (Fair Love), Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Mary J Blige, Eminem, Rihanna, Andre Crouch, David Sanborn, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Kierra Sheard, Lloyd Banks, Stat Quo, Dead Prez, Kid Kid, Young Buck and Tony Yayo, and Bobby Shmurda. He is also an integral part of two-time Grammy-Award winning album “Black Summer’s Night” by R&B icon Maxwell with whom he has had a long collaboration having arranged, composed and produced various songs.
Recently, Harrold joined Cirque Du Soleil’s record-breaking show “The Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour” from 2011 to 2013 honoring one of the last requests of the legendary Jackson to have horns featured in his music. Harrold is also a fixture in several world-renowned jazz and R&B ensembles (both in live performances and albums) including trumpeter Charles Tolliver’s Big Band, Billy Harper’s quintet Sense 2003, Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life Group, features with “The Robert Glasper Experiment”, world renowned singer/songwriter Gregory Porter and D’Angelo and the Vanguard.
As a producer, Keyon and his brother, Jasson Harrold, have composed and produced numerous musical placements in film and TV, which led to his publishing contract with The Royalty Network. Recent song placements include the “The Queen Latifah Show Theme Song” which airs daily on CBS, and the closing song of the Miles Ahead film entitled “Gone 2015″.
Harrold’s first album “Introducing Keyon Harrold” was released on the Criss Cross label. His next album will be released in early 2016. He was also recently featured heavily on the brand new Revive/Blue Note compilation album called Supreme Sonacy. Other recently completed projects include Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis Biopic “Miles Ahead” (film score by Robert Glasper) where he is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis in the film slated for release in early 2016. In the near-term he will be part of soon to be released albums by Chris Dave, the Drumhedz, Marcus Strickland, Marcus and Jean Baylor, Gregory Porter, and Doctor Lonnie Smith.« Back to Events