Keith Price

Keith Price

Jazz

About

Having strummed since the sixth grade on his grandfather’s old guitar, Keith Price landed his first gigs at age fifteen. First influenced by pop, punk and heavy metal, he discovered jazz through the intensity and spirituality of John Coltrane. Price began his formal studies in music at age nineteen at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Upon his return to Winnipeg, he turned down a scholarship from The New School in New York City and instead, opted to study with local guitarist Larry Roy as part of Steve Kirby’s newly established jazz program at The University of Manitoba. Price has also studied in Boston with Mick Goodrick, and in Brandon with pianist Michael Cain.

Price is known for his simple and expressive approach to improvisation and his warm, spacey guitar tones. His original material is melodic, introspective, and connects with ideas and feelings that are of a spiritual nature. Price's choice to cover material by artists like Nirvana, St. Vincent, and Sufjan Stevens is an intentional decision designed to bridge the gap between the every-day music lover and the sometimes hard-to-understand world of jazz.

The 33 year-old musician has released three full-length albums. Solo Guitar (2013), Gaia/Goya (2011), and Breakfast Of Champions (2009). He has also produced albums for Toronto-based singer-songwriter Michael Peters and Artists In Healthcare Manitoba.

Solo Guitar was the 27th most played album on CKUW 95.9's top 100 of 2013. Gaia/Goya peaked at #2 on Canadian jazz radio (!earshot) and was also runner-up for the 2013 Julian Award for Excellence for Emerging Canadian Artists. Breakfast Of Champions was nominated for the TD Grand Prix Du Jazz and The Galaxie Rising Star awards at the 2010 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Price has also been busy as a composer, writing a new score for the classic film, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, as part of Jazz Winnipeg's 2013 Nu Sounds Series. He has worked with musician Nathan Reimer on a full-length documentary film score for director Kevin Nikkel and collaborated with Justin Delorme, producing music for three silent 8mm films and a new short directed by Madison Thomas.

Performance highlights include The Montreal International Jazz Festival, CBC Canada Live, Edmonton's famous jazz club Yardbird Suite, The TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival, Jazz Winnipeg's Nu Sounds Series, and opening shows for Kamasi Washington, The Bad Plus, and Robert Glasper.

Music

Solo Guitar

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"The Swan" from Solo Guitar

Solo Guitar

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"Long Cold Days" from Solo Guitar

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"The Strangers (St. Vincent)" from Gaia/Goya

Video

'Darn That Dream' by Keith Price

'Norwegian Wood (This Bird has Flown)' (Paul McCartney/John Lennon) by Keith Price

Gaia/Goya - The Keith Price Trio by Keith Price

Lithium - The Keith Price Trio by Keith Price

Old Man - The Keith Price Trio by Keith Price

Discography

Double Quartet

Double Quartet Keith Price

Released: June 23, 2017

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Solo Guitar

Solo Guitar Keith Price

Released: May 7, 2013

Label: Independent

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Gaia/Goya

Gaia/Goya Keith Price

Released: September 20, 2011

Producer: Keith Price

Label: Independent

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Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions Keith Price

Released: September 18, 2009

Producer: Keith Price

Label: Independent

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Discography As Producer

Artists In Healthcare Manitoba

Artists In Healthcare Manitoba Various Artists

Released: November 28, 2013

Producer: Keith Price

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Shows

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Keith Price Fools & Horses
379 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB
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Keith Price Prairie Ink
McNally Robinson Grant Park
1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
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Rainbow Trout Music Festival
Rainbow Trout Music Festival
The Smoky Tiger
RasTamils
ATLAAS
The Avulsions
Slow Spirit
Umami
Keith Price
BUNNY
European Vacation
Selci
The Pinc Lincolns
The Grey Jays
Jenny Berkel
CASATI
RTMF Spawning Ground
St. Malo, MB
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Mira Black
Gilles Fournier
Keith Price
Kevin Waters
Johnathan Alexiuk
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
340 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB
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