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 »
My new EP, The Flute, was released on February 27th.
I called the album ‘The Flute’ with the intent of making a statement. When people think of flute they tend to think of it as a classical, sometimes shrilly, and always pretty instrument. The music on ‘The Flute’ serves as a new definition ofwhat the flute can be — a soulful and sometimes sexy instrument that has something to say. Continue Reading »
"We were impressed by Jef Kearns' 2013 album Soulfisticated, one on which the flautist/songwriter merged jazz and soul in highly original and melodic fashion. He now returns with a cool single, "Jazz Addiction", another sweet soul-jazz instrumental, one Herbie Mann would be proud to claim."
- New Canadian Music.ca