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 have always been working hard and steadfast at my music career, but have never taken the time to culminate my year’s accomplishments. As this year comes to an end, I realize it has brought with it a lot of proud moments including this opportunity to let you all know what my dedication has brought about in this 12 Moments in 2012 post.
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.