Myron McKinley Biography

Myron McKinley, of Los Angeles, CA. is a pianist, producer, songwriter, programmer, and film score composer for large box office films and television shows. Born and raised in Los Angeles and a University of Southern California alumni, McKinley began studying Jazz and Classical piano at the tender age of three. He is known for his contagious energy and fire on stage that captivates the audience in amazement. A true perfectionist who has a long list of working with the best in the industry.

McKinley has toured with Grammy award winner Whitney Houston (World Tour), Kenny Lattimore (For You, World Tour), Stanley Clarke, En Vogue (World Tour), and has toured as the Musical Director for Philip Bailey (Japan Tour), Cherokee (Polo Tour), Doc Powell (Smooth Jazz Tour), Shai (World Tour) and currently, for the last twelve years, serves as the Musical Director for Grammy award winners and pop music giants Earth, Wind and Fire while touring with his own incomparable band, The Myron McKinley Trio. After the Viral Video of performing Myron’s composition E-12, they have toured as United States Jazz Ambassador to Suriname twice to perform and Teach and for the second year in a row, brought the house down at Carnegie Hall.

McKinley has Written, Co-Written and or Produced songs for Stanley Clarke, Doc Powell, Silk, Vesta , Philip Bailey, Cherokee, Howard Hewitt, and Earth, Wind and Fire’s
For their Christmas album “Holiday” just to name a few.

McKinley has scored, programmed and or Performed cues for such films as “Undisputed”, “Red Sneakers”, “Static Shock”, “Soul Food”, “Romeo Must Die”, “The Best Man”, “Funny Valentine”, Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man”, “Identity Theft”, “Shaft/2021”, “The Godfather of Harlem”, and the uplifting romantic comedy “Holiday Rush”.

Also Myron McKinley is extremely excited for his highly-anticipated Solo Debut Project “Sound Alchemist” which will be released in 2023. While touring all over the world with Earth, Wind and Fire and The Myron McKinley Trio, McKinley has been recording and experimenting with styles, melody’s & international musical concepts The New Material for the Trio and his Solo project has been influenced by the many fans, experiences & connections from all over the World.