Keith Price is a Winnipeg-based guitarist and composer. Beginning on his grandfather’s old guitar, Price was first influenced by pop music, punk rock, and heavy metal before discovering the world of jazz at age fifteen. His omnivorous listening habits are the foundation of his expressive musical style. Price’s sound is a mixture of colours and textures from different genres, filtered on stage through the act of spontaneous composition. Whether performing with an eight-piece band, a trio, or as a solo guitarist, Price’s musical approach focuses on openness, imagination, and the search for a shared connection with the audience.
Price began his formal studies at age nineteen at The Conservatory of Amsterdam. Upon his return to Winnipeg, he turned down a scholarship from The New School in New York City and instead, opted to study with jazz guitar guru Larry Roy as part of Steve Kirby’s newly established jazz program at The University of Manitoba. Price is now enjoying an inspiring period of musical growth while studying with pianist and composer Michael Cain at Brandon University.
Keith Price has released five albums; Live at 101.5 UMFM (2015), Double Quartet (2015), Solo Guitar (2013), Gaia/Goya (2011), and Breakfast of Champions (2009).