Jef Kearns has had a piece of metal in his hand, and his purpose in his mind for over two thirds of his life. The metal: his flute, an instrument he seemingly picked out of thin air when his parents asked him to choose an instrument to study. His purpose: to show the world its place as a featured instrument in urban music. A goal he first realized when looking at a Lionel Richie album he bought, and telling himself, “This guy is going to feature me.” Continue Reading »
Hey everyone! I’ve been working on my sophomore album, Soulfisticated, for the past year. I’m very happy to say that it’s finished, has a street date of November 19th, and ready for pre-order at soulfisticated.com where you can take a quick listen, and view the trailer video, read reviews etc.
It has already received some glowing reviews from sites such as Soul In Stereo, that called it, “an authentic, fresh sound that brings modern R&B back to its roots.”
Take a Nicki Minaj song, have flute take over her vocals and rap, add steel pan, piano, electric bass and strings, and you have a urban soul jazz cover orchestrated to maintain the cool factor of your headphones.