Saxophonist. Born 1955 in Washington, D.C.
While attending Bertie Backus Junior High School and Gonzaga High School, Keys was a member of the D.C. Youth Orchestra. He continued his academic studies at Howard University, where he earned a degree in psychology, and at the University of the District of Columbia.
Keys was the first musical director of Lettumplay. In 1984 he moved to Europe for six months, living in Amsterdam, before returning to Washington.