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Photos Courtesy: The SF Symphony

SAN FRANCISCO,CA-- The San Francisco Symphony announces to the press  that on September 24, 2021, it will release the Audio recorded in 24-bit/96kHz high resolution digital release of  Kev Choice's MOVEMENTS is available now for streaming and download via major retailers worldwide.

In MOVEMENTS, Choice skillfully interweaves elements of Hip Hop, Classical. Jazz, Soul, and Funk, along with socially conscious lyrics to offer a reflection of our times, creating a unique sound described by the newspaper The San Francisco Chronicle as: "A virtuoso exercise in combining multiple musical and verbal strains into a tight artistic weave."

Key Choice Describes the purpose of MOVEMENTS, as follows:
"It is really a piece about inspiration, education, exposing and just speaking of my experience as a musician who grew up in Classical music and Hip Hop."

"With MOVEMENTS, I made it a point to reflect what was going on right now. in our current times, the things that I see in my community, the things that I see in our streets, the uprisings, the voices of the people standing up, what it is really affecting us and how we're responding to it...And where we're trying to go with this movement, which is a continuation of so many other movements of social justice that I would say our ancestors have been fighting for years and decades...And just tie it all into how this music is a reflection of that"


Kev Choice, front, and his musicians.

Kev Choice is a pianist, composer, emcee, producer, educator and activist, hailing from Oakland, CA. He began studying piano and rapping at the age of eleven. After graduating from Skyline High School in Oakland, he went on to earn a music degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana and Southern Illinois University. Choice has worked and toured with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Michael Franti, Goapele, Too Short and more. In 2010, he began to focus more on his own band, Kev Choice Ensemble, which combines elements of Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Funk, and Classical, to develop his own unique sound as a pianist and lyricist. He has produced five solo albums, including his breakthrough album Oakland Riviera (2014) and his most recent work Social Distancing, created while sheltering in place. In 2018, he composed the orchestral Hip Hop work Soul Restoration, Suite on commission from the Oakland Symphony. Kev Choice is currently on the faculty at Oakland School for the Arts, and he also serves on Oakland's Cultural Affairs Commission.


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