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 »
I just released a music video for “How Soon.” It is one the tracks off my first album, On the Level. There is an unreleased video for it in the vaults because I always felt it deserved a better treatment. Finding the right director, editor, and co-star to create the video I just released was definitely worth the wait. It is everything the song is about.
Jef Kearns and Slakah the Beatchild teamed up for a funk driven single ("Play On") after Jef was called in to do the flute session work on the Slakadeliqs album, "The Other Side of Tomorrow." Leaving no sonic stone unturned they took it to Tom Coyne (Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, Kool and the Gang) for mastering. Upon finishing Tom remarked, "Jef, you sure know how to put soul into a record." "Play On" is the track you may wish would live up to its namesake and never end.