The twenty-five year old crooner has hand selected a team of NYC's finest young artists, assembling a twelve-piece band made up of musicians from Juilliard, The New School and Berklee College of Music. Known together as Shareef Keyes & The Groove, the band has played memorable performances for crowds at Harlem Arts Festival, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Public Factory, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Webster Hall. In February 2017, Shareef Keyes & The Groove opened for jazz-funk pioneer and musical legend Roy Ayers in front of a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.
Cooking Something is scheduled for release in Summer 2017 and will feature the iTunes singles “Potato Salad”, “Macaroni and Cheese”, and "Cornbread". Keyes will release his fourth single, “Spaghetti Fettucine” featuring Ghostface Killah ahead of the album’s release, introducing the world to his inimitable opus with an animated music video fit for audiences of all ages.