Jazz guitarist Calvin Keys, son of drummer Otis Keys, is one of Omaha's native sons. At age 17, Calvin first hit the road to Kansas City, and eventually working with the Jimmy Smith Trio. In 1969 he moved to Los Angeles, and soon after cut his first album with the Black Jazz record label. By 1975 he had relocated to the San Francisco bay area, and has been there since. Over his career he has worked with such personalities as Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, Carmen McCrea, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Gloria Lynn, M.C. Hammer, Sonny Stitt, Tony Bennett, and Luther Vandross.