Keyon Harrold - Updated Feb 2024

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Keyon Harrold

Keyon Harrold is a popular American vocalist, jazz trumpeter, producer, and songwriter. Keyon Harrold is well-known for working with numerous artists including Jay-Z, Rihanna, D’Angelo, Eminem, Beyoncé, etc.

Early Life

Keyon Harrold was born on November 18, 1980, and he is currently 41 years old. He hails from Ferguson, Missouri, and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Likewise, his full name is Keyon Karim Harrold. Regarding his education, this personality graduated from the School of Jazz at The New School.

Talking about his family, this personality is one of the 16 children in a family of musicians. This personality’s grandfather was a police officer who retired from the force. His grandfather founded a drum and bugle corps for local youth called “The Memorial Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps”.

On the other hand, both of Keyon’s parents were pastors. Nearly all of the 16 Harrold siblings sing and perform music today.

Keyon Harrold

Caption: Keyon posing for a photo with his mother. Source: Instagram

Keyon Harrold – Net Worth 2022

Moving on, this musician has a net worth of around $5 million US dollars. His major sources of income are his albums, shows, concerts, and working with various artists among others.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Keyon Harrold is a songwriter, musician, and producer. As a musician, Keyon plays jazz trumpet and is also a vocalist. This personality’s 1st professional gig was as a trumpeter with Common. It was an audition Keyon secured on the recommendation of New School classmate Robert Glasper. Likewise, this personality also performed at The White House as part of Common’s Tiny Desk Concert for NPR in the year 2016.

Similarly, this personality is also a mentee of trumpeter Charles Tolliver. He performed as part of Tolliver’s big band on the studio album With Love released in 2006 and the concert release Emperor March: Live At The Blue Note released in 2007.

During this period, this personality became a notable crossover performer. As such, he became a staple of New York jazz clubs and also provided instrumentation for recordings by artists including JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Anthony Hamilton, Gregory Porter, 50 Cent, Mac Miller, Mary J. Blige, and Maxwell.

More Details

Further, this personality has also toured with Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, Rihanna, Gregory Porter, D’Angelo, Eminem, Maxwell, and Mary J. Blige. Also, this personality supplied all of the trumpet playings in Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead. Harrold played to match Cheadle’s on-screen performance as well and the character of Junior was played by LaKeith Stanfield.

Likewise, Keyon’s 1st solo album is Introducing Keyon Harrold which was released in 2009. AllMusic praised this album and said that the album bodes well for his bright future as one of the leading jazz trumpet players of a new generation. Keyon followed up with another album The Mugician and released it on 29 September 2017.

Furthermore, this personality appeared on WNYC’s All Of It on 16 August 2019 alongside Freddie Stone. Then in August 2020, this personality contributed to the live-streamed recording of the singer Bilal’s EP VOYAGE-19. The EP was created remotely during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Moreover, the aforementioned EP was released the following month with proceeds from its sales going to participating musicians in financial hardship from the pandemic.

Keyon Harrold

Caption: Keyon during one of his shows. Source: The Lagos Today

Brand Endorsements

More than products by companies and brands, Keyon Harrold has endorsed and advertised various artists through his social media posts. Keyon has shared about various artists on his Instagram profile. Some of such artists and musicians he has brought to attention include Jaimie Breezy Branch (@jaimiebranch), Bilal, Meghan, Herbie Hancock, Jean Baylor, Peter Gontha, etc.

Relationship Status

Keyon Harrold is a happily married lad. His wife’s name is Kat Rodriguez Harrold (@katrodriguezmusic) and she is also a musician. Together, this lovely couple has a son named Keyon Harrold Jr. (@jrkeyonharrold).

Moreover, his wife holds a BFA in Jazz Saxophone and Composition. The couple attended the same school, i.e. the New School University. Furthermore, his wife has worked for Beyonce as a sax player for her music for more than a decade.

Keyon Harrold

Caption: Keyon posing for a photo with his son. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Keyon stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet and his weight is around 170 pounds 77 kgs. Similarly, Harrold has black hair and eyes of the same color.

Keyon Harrold – Social Media

Keyon joined Twitter in March 2009 and so far has over 9.8k followers on his @keyonharrold. Similarly, he has over 114K followers on his @keyonharrold Instagram profile and over 15K followers on his Facebook account.