Keith Loftis

Keith Loftis's Biography

Keith Loftis has been described as one of the most dynamic jazz saxophonists of today. Keith was born in Dallas, Texas, where he began his study of jazz and classical music as a child. He is a graduate of the nationally-recognized Booker T. Washington High School of the Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas, with fellow classmate and two-time Grammy award winner Roy Hargrove.

Keith received his B.A. in music from the New School for Social Research in New York City, and his Masters in composition/film scoring from New York University. Over the course of his career, Keith has performed with several jazz legends such as Benny Carter, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Frank Foster, Alvin Batiste, and Ray Charles to name a few.

Keith has traveled extensively around the globe performing regularly throughout Europe, Asia, and parts of the Middle East. He currently performs with legendary jazz drummer Michael Carvin, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, and the Frank Foster Loud Minority Big Band. Keith has also performed at VH-1's "Fashion Rocks" with Mary J. Blige and Usher and VH-1's "Storyteller" again with Mary J. Blige. Keith also performs regularly at New York's renowned Carlyle Hotel. In addition to performing live, Keith also works on film projects to broaden his film scoring portfolio. He has performed music in the motion picture "Three Can Play That Game" starring Vivica A. Fox and in the independent film "Black Out" starring Jeff Wright and Melvin Van Peebles.

Keith and his wife, actress Brigitte Barnett-Loftis , reside in Brooklyn, New York.

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