I called the album ‘The Flute’ with the intent of making a statement,” explained the Toronto-based artist. “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 of what the flute can be — a soulful and sometimes sexy instrument that has something to say.
"Though choosing to remain independent via his Soul Breeze moniker, Kearns has earned massive respect of the urban jazz community and critics alike because of his articulate approach to the instrument while inviting elements of those radio inspirations, driven by extremely colorful beats. The Flute serves up a succulent plate of Kearns’ dexterous flute work in an impressive package blending jazz with R&B spunk and funk."
- The Urban Music Scene
"There’s nothing like some smooth jazzy tunes to get your soul lifted and your creative juices flowing. When flautist Jef Kearns sent over his new album The Flute, I was hit with a euphoric spell."
- The Casual Muse