INVISIBLE INC.

INVISIBLE INC.

Kev Choice

Saturday 4/28

9:00 pm

$16-18

This event is all ages

$16 adv / $18 doors

INVISIBLE INC.
INVISIBLE INC.
Invisible Inc. is a musical project of lead emcee George Watsky and producer/ musicians Daniel Riera and Max Miller-Loran, all San Francisco transplants living in Boston. Using an innovative combination of live horns, laptop looping, emceeing, talkbox and more, Invisible Inc. brings hip hop and jazz together with a refreshingly original instrumentation. Selected as an Amoeba Music staff pick, their debut eponymous LP features guest appearances from jazz musician Bennet Paster, DJ Funklor and R&B sensation Passion.
Kev Choice
Kev Choice
Pianist. Emcee. Producer. Bandleader. Sideman. Music historian. Kev Choice wears many hats, and all of them fit. Blessed with prodigious talent, plus the skill and dedication to his craft to pull it off, the Oakland-based artist is redefining what it means to be a musician in this day and age. Not too many classically-trained pianists who hold Master’s degrees in jazz can rock microphones with blazing-hot 16s.

Yet such versatility comes natural to Choice, whose diverse array of influences ranges from Prince to Rakim to A Tribe Called Quest to Stevie Wonder to McCoy Tyner to Chopin and Ravel.

As a teenager, Choice played in classical and jazz ensembles as part of the UC Berkeley Young Musicians Program, and continued his studies at Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans)–where he graduated with a (BM) in music– and Southern Illinois University (Carbondale)–where he graduated with a (MM) in music.

Post-grad school, Choice became an in-demand sideman, recording and touring with the likes of Michael Franti and Spearhead, Lyrics Born, Too $hort, Ledisi and Goapele. In 2007, Lauryn Hill asked him to be her musical director, a gig which took him to 12 countries. Hill, he says, “was very influential in my musical development as an artist ” – exposing him to Ethiopian and world music, rock and reggae.

But Choice isn’t just a sideman. As a solo artist, he’s opened for Robert Glasper, Mos Def, Digable Planets, DJ Quik, and J Davey. He leads a jazz-hip-hop-funk big band, the Kev Choice Ensemble, in addition to producing and performing his own material, which includes original jazz and classical compositions as well as classical- , jazz-, and funk-inspired hip-hop.
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com