Mr Keith Thomas Price

M.MUS Performance (Jazz) Brandon University

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Keith Price is Canadian guitarist and composer who recently moved to New Zealand to join the jazz faculty at the University of Auckland School of Music. Price’s omnivorous listening habits are the foundation of his expressive musical style which combines old jazz, new jazz, folk, noise and funk. His sound is a mixture of colours, textures, and flavours from different genres, filtered on stage through the act of improvisation. 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 studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the University of Manitoba before completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in music at Brandon University where he studied with internationally recognised pianist and composer Michael Cain.

Research | Current

Jazz Composition, Improvisation, and Performance

A Study of Electronic Music & IDM (specifically the music of Boards of Canada) applied to a Jazz context.

A non-Eurocentric Approach to Jazz Transcription & Analysis

The Music of Steve Coleman and the M-BASE Collective



Teaching | Current

  • MUS 104 Music Literacies
  • MUS 170, 171, 270, 271, 370 Jazz Guitar
  • MUS 190AB Jazz Guitar
  • MUS 270 Improvisation
  • MUS 371 Improvisation
  • MUS 197, 272, 372 Jazz Ensembles
  • MUS 376 Jazz Research 

Areas of expertise

  • Jazz Guitar
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz Composition
  • Jazz Arranging
  • Jazz Pedagogy
  • Music Production
  • Audio Engineering

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • External Relations Committee - 2019 to present
  • Events Committee - 2019 to present

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Steckler, M, Platz, E, Price, K. T., & Kozicki, MLong Time Ago Rumble by Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps. (2020). Ropeadope Records (USA). Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 8, Room 806
New Zealand

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