ASCAP to Host Black History Month Conversation with Keyon Harrold

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced it will present an IG Live conversation, as part of its ongoing Black History Month social media campaign, with Grammy-winning trumpeter, vocalist, songwriter, producer and activist Keyon Harrold. Harrold will discuss his work, collaborations with artists such as Jay-Z, Common and Maxwell and reflect on pivotal music moments in Black culture. The special conversation will be hosted by historian, singer, songwriter and producer TL Cross.

Musically, Keyon Harrold lives by the notion that the only thing that identifies a music genre is its beat. That belief has allowed Harrold to tear down the walls of the genre to roam music freely. There are only 12 notes, so he pours his soul into every musical situation, be it performing live, recording or composing for television and film.

From touring and recording with Jay-Z and Cirque Du Soleil to being signed by legendary rapper Nas (Mass Appeal) and writing the theme song for The Queen Latifah Show­, Harrold’s career is a spectrum of greatness.

He is a first-call artist with feature credits for Keith Richards, Black Pumas, Mac Miller (Stay), Nas (The Jarreau of Rap) and his latest collaborator, UK crooner Samm Henshaw (Still Broke). He frequently works with YEBBA, Robert Glasper, Maxwell, Common, PJ Morton and Gregory Porter.

Harrold is the Artistic Advisor for Jazz St. Louis. He is also an activist for social justice and equality.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 12pm PT/3pm ET

Instagram:  @ASCAPUrban and @keyonharrold