Regular and upcoming events
Saxophone, Organ, Composer, Educator
"Make no mistake about it Keith Pray is a voice with which to be reckoned with. He has it all and leaves it all here, a brilliant convergence of chops, insight, honesty of sound and superb writing skills. This confluence packs a solid, creative punch.
-A knock out."
-Nick Mondello (jazztimes.com)
My goal for 2020 is to continue to record as many projects as I can. I have a plan to record up to 8 this year!
click on the "Join My Latest Project" button above to see how you could be a part of it!
BIG SOUL ENSEMBLE
First Tuesday of each month
The Big Soul Ensemble is a 17 piece big band that hits the stage at the Van Deck (union Street, Schenectady, NY) the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm (No cover charge)
Keith Pray Trio
Last Friday of each month
The Keith Pray Trio will be performing at The Cock n Bull restaurant in Galway, NY the last Friday of each month. 7:00-9:30pm. Great food and no cover!
ALL EARS JAZZ WORKSHOPS
The All Ears Jazz Workshops are great opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities to learn more about the language of jazz. For locations near you visit
Keith Pray is a versatile musician, who explores the boundaries of mainstream jazz, the blues, avant-garde and gritty funk as a performer, bandleader, composer and educator.
Keith has traveled from the west coast to Europe making music of many styles with hundreds of gifted musicians including some of the giants of the business. For eight years he resided in New York City performing with artists from multiple disciplines including, jazz, R&B, blues, Latin and big band. He currently resides in New York's Capital Region and has released five albums under his name, most recently Confluence on the ARC label. Keith has taught saxophone at SUNY Oneonta, jazz history and arranging at Schenectady County Community College and currently directs the high school bands in the Schenectady City School District. Keith is an in demand jazz educator, having conducted many all-counties, masterclasses, clinics, directing the Proctors Summer Jazz Institute for 9 seasons and most recently co-founding All Ears, which develops jazz education workshops. Besides his own recordings, Keith has recorded for dozens of artists, and continues maintain an active performing schedule and has added jazz organ to his performing credentials. Keith also holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) from the European Graduate School in Expressive Arts: Therapy, Conflict Transformation and Education.
Saxgourmet Super 400 alto sax with RPC .95 mouthpiece
T.K. Melody Yard Bird soprano sax with RPC .80 mouthpiece
Saxgourmet Model 6 tenor sax with RPC .110 mouthpiece
Krumar Mojo Organ with Leslie 3300 speaker