Listening in on Tyler Brooks at the 2013 Stanford Jazz Festival

In the first of a series of reviews and notes from the seats, guest music critic Tyler Brooks checks out the Calvin Keys Quartet.

Omaha-native and Oakland-based guitarist Calvin Keys is the definition of a serious musician. Quiet, husky-voiced, and concealed behind dark auburn shades, Keys wore a steady, sagacious cool that warranted the opening line of Tuesday night’s program which frankly and endearingly read: “Calvin Keys doesn’t call a lot of attention to himself.” And true enough to…

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