Kwinton Gray

Kwinton Gray was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, where he received a home-schooled education. He continued his edu­cation at Eastfield Community College, where he studied music. Gray is a founding member of the band Friday’s Foolery and started his own fusion group, Kwinton Gray Project; both groups perform all over the Dallas Metroplex. Gray is currently a member of the Dallas-based jazz group the Funky Knuckles, which is working on its fourth album. Gray is also releasing his debut album, Leap of Faith, with his group the Kwinton Gray Project. Gray received the Dallas Observer Music Award for Best Keyboardist in 2017. He performs as a freelance musician playing for artists across the world. Gray has had the opportunity to perform at the a’ la Villette Jazz Festival in Paris, France, with Foley, Kenny Garrett, Darryl Jones, Larry Dunn, Bobby Sparks, and Derek Winkley. He also has a love for theater; in 2014, he performed in his first musical, The Rocky Horror Show, at Dallas Theater Center. Since then, Gray has conducted and played in several musicals, most recently at the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center for the world premiere of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical and the 50th anniversary production of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.