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The One and Only

Growing up as the youngest amid a boisterous family of five children in West Warwick, RI, Keith spent most of his waking minutes lost in a world of his own creation. “I can’t remember a time when I didn’t like to draw,” he says. “I would draw at the kitchen table with my sister Judy all the time. I loved drawing monsters, motorcycles and haunted houses the most. I’d draw a big house with a lot of windows and then draw different spooky creatures in each window.” Because there was a piano in the house, and his older siblings had blazed the trail, he began playing from a young age. It wasn’t until an older brother came home from studying jazz improvisation at Berklee College of Music that Keith learned some of the basics of music theory. He began tapping…

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