June 13, By Zane Warman. A lot of songs are about my anxiety, being ambitious and having dreams and trying to follow them, romantic feelings. A lot of songs are about ego and trying to control that. It seems like these records are a pretty distinct snapshot of where you are as you make them. Was that always a natural path for you?
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A soulful jazz keyboardist and producer, Kiefer Shackelford , aka Kiefer , has earned praise for his cross-genre, hip-hop-influenced aesthetic. Based in Los Angeles, he emerged in with his independent debut, Kickinit Alone. Prior to breaking through on his own, he had worked with such Southern California luminaries as Abraham Laboriel , Gilbert Castellanos , and Rob Thorsen.
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Or browse results titled :. Kiefer Shackelford, a San Diego-born, L. His father, a piano player and jazz enthusiast himself, introduced young Kiefer to the icons of jazz before he could do basic math. At the age of 25, his work brings with it all the richness that comes from two decades spent learning how to craft music, drawing influences from nearly every end of the Black American music spectrum. We spoke with Kiefer just after he finished giving a piano lesson—which he does at least twice a day, seven days a week. At the top of our call, I realize I forgot my notes and ran to get them. When I returned, Kiefer was humming a tune. It could be a deep cut from a Miles Davis record.
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