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Keith Javors

Artist/Producer/Educator/Entrepreneur Dr. Keith Javors is President and CEO of Inarhyme Records LLC, a top-shelf Indie record label and music production company which produces critically-acclaimed and cutting-edge releases and produces concert collaborations throughout North America and abroad. The label has garnished consistent media praise by top periodicals ranging from Downbeat and Jazz Times to the Chicago Tribune for its high quality of music and presentation. Inarhyme’s releases feature such leading artists as the Hamburg Jazz Radio Orchestra, Tom Harrell, Boris Kozlov, Chris Potter, Terell Stafford, E.J. Strickland, Steve Wilson, and many others.

Keith can be heard as a pianist on several emotive recordings as a leader: Mantra, From Here To The Street, Mo’ City Jungle, The Free Project, Coming Together, Rhyme and Reason, as well as On the Bright Side with the American Music Project, and his latest release, The Meeting. His various ensembles have and continue to perform at the top major festivals, clubs, and performance spaces around the globe. In the past, Javors has worked in producing or musical collaboration with a who’s who of leading artists including Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Terence Blanchard, Dave Brubeck, George Coleman, Kenny Garrett, Slide Hampton, the Heath Brothers, Eddie Henderson, Dave Holland, Pat Martino, Gerry Mulligan, Eddie Palmieri, Chris Potter, Sam Rivers, Maria Schneider, and Clark Terry, to name a few.

A distinguished graduate of the University of North Texas (B.M., M.M. Jazz Studies) and the first graduate of the University of Illinois Jazz Pedagogy program (Ed.D. Music Education/Jazz), he has held successful teaching positions at UNT, UIUC, Eastern Illinois University, the University of North Florida, and Settlement Music School. His past students have won Grammy Awards, occupy positions in major symphonies and jazz orchestras, lead as esteemed music administrators and college professors, or are successful working professionals in a host of other fields.

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