Meet Greenville’s Piano Man — Ruffin Raefield Keys Jr.


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Ruffin Raefield Keys Jr.

Ruffin Raefield Keys Jr. a native of Blount’s Creek North Carolina, Ruffin began his musical career with St John’s Missionary Baptist Church at the young age of 12. He went on to attend North Carolina Central School of Music where his talents were recognized with numerous awards and accolades.

Ruffin is an experience pianist and soloist. Performing for numerous weddings, corporate events, social and community events. Ruffin’s resume includes performances for East Carolina University, The City of Greenville (League of Municipalities), Pitt Community College (National Anthem for Hillary Clinton), Metallix Refining Company, The Hilton of Greenville, Coastal Wholesale, Greenville Convention Center, Greenville Utilities, Meeting Planners International, Association Executives of North Carolina, Steve Creech Band, countless church events. Ruffin has been recognized for his soft, diverse musical abilities, performing musical selections from artist such as Fred Hammond, Hawkins Family, Winans Family, Kirk Franklin, Journey, The Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Seal, Foreigner and many more.

Ruffin and his wife Jeanette who serves as the Director of Business Development for the Greenville Convention Center Campus, together have 8 children ranging from ages 16 – 30. Ruffin and Jeanette live a vibrant busy life in Greenville and participate in many community activities. Ruffin currently works for Metallix Refining Inc. (precious metal refining) in Greenville NC as a Surveillance Officer. He somehow still finds time to fulfill his 3rd generation calling as a concrete contractor, specializing in decorative, residential, commercial, municipal concrete.

As you can see Ruffin Keys is multi-talented and attributes any gifts and success to God. Ruffin accepted the call of ministry in his life many years ago and has the reputation with friends and family of being a Godly, wholesome, gentle man whom to know him is to love him!


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