Vocalist Amy Keys will be performing at the Palisadian-founded Broad Stage in Santa Monica on Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Keys started singing with groups in college, according to a press release. She has toured, recorded or sung back-up with greats such as Leonard Cohen, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins and Al Green.
The Sony/Epic Label also released a solo album with Keys entitled “Lover’s Intuition” that later appeared on the soundtrack of the movie “Tap” starring Gregory Hines.
She has toured Europe as the featured vocalist with Herbie Hancock and performed with him at the Montreux Jazz Festival during a tribute to Quincy Jones and at the famed Monterey Jazz Festival.
She is also a member of Crown & the M.O.B.—a group that combines rap, pop, R&B and rock.
Keys has been a featured vocalist with Johnny Hallyday, singing both backgrounds, leads and duets, live as well as on recordings and has recently been recorded on Hallyday’s new CD, “Rester Vivant,” produced by Don Was.
Keys has also served as a representative of the music community on the Governor’s Board of the National Recording Academy (Grammys) and is a member of its Advocacy Board.
Performing at the Broad Stage’s blackbox @ the edye, tickets start at $30.