published May 18, 2018 | posted by detroit
Detroit Music Factory’s release of GayeLynn’s newest record, McKinFolk: The New Beginning, is an ode to her father’s musical legacy. GayeLynn’s father, the late Harold McKinney, was a world renowned-pianist and pioneering music educator. He played with such giants as John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Sarah Vaughn and too many others to name. His influence as a Detroit jazz icon can be witnessed among his many protégés, some of whom have gone on to become Detroit’s most esteemed jazz musicians. Among those talents, his daughter GayeLynn has carved her own musical identity as an accomplished drummer, composer and arranger.