North Coast Rep Presents A Taste of Kevin Toney with Special Guest Star Dominique Toney

Two-time Grammy Nominee, Pianist Extraordinaire, Songwriter, Composer, and Author Kevin Toney & Dominique Toney will kick off North Coast Repertory Theatre's Monday Night Jazz Series on the intimate mainstage Monday, October 5, 7:30 pm.

Some of the area's finest jazz musicians turn North Coast Rep into a nightclub for four Monday nights this season. Come and hear some great American music played by brilliant players. Each event is new and different.

Kevin Toney is a true modern music renaissance artist and is one of the world's finest pianists and composers. Throughout his career, he has continually pushed the envelope on contemporary music and has not allowed any genre to limit his creativity, all the while maintaining his unique musical voice. With an outstanding career spanning four decades, two Grammy nominations, three RIAA Gold Record awards, a NAACP Image Award, and a National Endowment For the Arts Fellowship Grant, Kevin continues to delight audiences everywhere.

Kevin has released 12 acclaimed albums, and his album Strut was selected by the 2002 Winter Olympics Committee as "official music". His songs Kings and Aphrodisiac are staples of jazz radio. His latest, New American Suite, introduces his dynamic new band Kevin Toney 3.

Gigi Brooks, Jazz Times, writes... "In Honor Of American Music. The entire album recreates jazz as we know it."

An award-winning artist, Kevin gained international recognition in the mid1970's as a founding member of The Blackbyrds, the legendary band founded by jazz trumpet legend Donald Byrd. Some of their biggest hits include Walking In Rhythm and Rock Creek Park.

Beyond his own music, Kevin has performed with Aretha Franklin, Kenny Burrell, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Carl Anderson, Shirley Caesar, Pink, Ray Parker Jr., Andrew White, and more. As an author, Kevin's books include The Virtuous Man~Breaking The Men's Code, The Kevin Toney Collection Volume I, and Heart Of Gratitude-Piano Solos.

Tickets for the one-night-only performance are $22/ Subscribers $17 / Seniors/ Students & Military $3 off. To order tickets, visit the website at www.northcoastrep.org, or call the box office, 858-481-1055.

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