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Jef Kearns’ latest release sees his flute “Breathe” new life into the song of the same namesake as well as his song “Don’t Make Me Wait” by adding a Chinese flute part performed by Lipeng Wu (written by Harlin Sun.)  Both compositions were a part of his Amazon bestseller album, Soulfisticated.

“These songs were originally written and recorded at a time when I lost one of the loves of my life. Don’t Make Me Wait could well have been truncated from ‘Don’t make me wait for you to come back.’ I wrote the melody to this song. Breathe is more of a near resignation to the loss with a slight lingering of longing for past romance. The vocalist on the original recording (Lisa Michelle) wrote the melody and lyric. I recorded this alternate instrumental version because that is how I perform the song at shows. I also wanted to showcase on record the emotion I attach to it from the situation I was in.”

Breathe releases on all digital platforms on March 22nd. 2019.


Song Credits

Breathe (Flute Mix)
Written by Lisa Michelle, John Campbell, Jef Kearns
Produced by John Campbell
Mixed and Engineered by Douglas Romanow at Noble Street Studios
Mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, NYC

Don’t Make Me Wait (Shanghai Soul Mix)
Written by Jef Kearns, Troy Patterson, Harlin Sun
Produced by Timian
Mixed and Engineered by Douglas Romanow at Noble Street Studios
Mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, NYC

Jef Kearns gives Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop) a breath of reggaeton and dancehall. Listen on your preferred platform by clicking here.

PRESS RELEASE

Flautist Jef Kearns is a rare talent. Featured in XXL Magazine for his cover of Warren G’s “Regulate.” An Amazon Japan best seller (alongside Janelle Monae) with his album of originals, Soulfisticated. Top 10 on the UK Soul Chart for a month with his recent EP, The Flute, and tweeted by the renowned Jamal Ahmed (WCLK, Atlanta “S.O.U.L. Of Jazz”) as “Probably the dopest flautist in the game right now!”

It only serves right that his first full production cover is of equally rare magnitude: the Beverly Hills Cop Theme “Axel F.” An instrumental that bested the usual “vocally dominated” charts for 19 weeks, reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

With production by Douglas Romanow (producer for Kinnie Star, and engineer for Justin Bieber and Tyga) and mastering by Sterling Sound’s Chris Gehringer (Rihanna, Drake, Wu-Tang, Madonna) Jef Kearns gives Axel F new breath by embracing elements of Reggaeton and Dance Hall.

Axel F – Jef Kearns Reggaeton/Dancehall Mix

Jef Kearns gives Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop) a breath of reggaeton and dancehall. Pre-save on Spotify or pre-order by pressing "Learn More" or clicking http://smarturl.it/d8o64bPRESS RELEASEFlautist Jef Kearns is a rare talent. Featured in XXL Magazine for his cover of Warren G's “Regulate.” An Amazon Japan best seller (beside Janelle Monae) with his album of originals, Soulfisticated. Top 10 on the UK Soul Chart for a month with his recent EP, The Flute, and tweeted by the renowned Jamal Ahmed (WCLK, Atlanta “S.O.U.L. Of Jazz”) as “Probably the dopest flautist in the game right now!” It only serves right that his first full production cover is of equally rare magnitude: the Beverly Hills Cop Theme “Axel F." An instrumental that bested the usual “vocally dominated” charts for 19 weeks, reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. With production by Douglas Romanow (producer for Kinnie Star, and engineer for Justin Bieber and Tyga) and mastering by Sterling Sound's Chris Gehringer (Rihanna, Drake, Wu-Tang, Madonna) Jef Kearns gives Axel F new breath by embracing elements of Reggaeton and Dance Hall. Jef Kearns' “Axel F” will be available on all download and streaming music sites on Friday August 3rd, 2018.

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I’ve been performing Bollywood music at South Asian weddings for a few years now, and I’ve discovered that I love it!  Tum Hi Ho is requested often! I hope you’ll stop by and listen to a few more at Bollyflute.com

TUm Hi ho

Bollywood Music

It’s an honour to be a part of these celebrations. Live music makes lasting memories for the bride and groom and guests.

Available for:
• Featured Performances
• Ceremony Music
• Cocktail Hours

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Performing at The Great India Festival, Ottawa, 2018 Photo Credit Bright Click Creations

I have been in my downtown Toronto Artscape artist loft for nearly 6 years.

This past weekend I added some finishing touches. I have finally reached a point where I cannot think of anything I would change or that “needs” doing.

The space reflects me completely; knowing I am the only one to ever live in it adds to the “mine” of it all.

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Jef Kearns’ new single “Soulscape” comes off the heels of the R&B flautist being featured in XXL (Hip Hop at a Higher Level) Magazine’s top 20 Hip Hop Covers on Instruments, and inclusion of original composition “Jazz Addiction” on Spotify’s official Smooth Jazz Ride playlist.

Recorded and composed live in the studio, Soulscape is a jazz-meets-hip-hop instrumental which could be likened to the darker, more sensual brother of George Benson’s “Breezin’.”

Soulscape is set to hit all major streaming and retail platforms on November 17, 2017.

Song credits
Written by J. Kearns/D. Cowans/A. Lewis
Keys: Daniel Cowans
Bass: Anthony Lewis
Drum programming: Timian
Mixed by Douglas Romanow
Mastered by Chris Gehringer (Sterling Sound)

Honoured to be included on the “Smooth Ride” Spotify Playlist along with so many talented artists!

My single “Jazz Addiction” released in 2015, has proven to be enjoyed by a wide audience, crossing a number of genres and one of my favourite tracks to play live.

Currently followed by almost 19,000 listeners, with over 71 songs, The Smooth Ride playlist is sure to become your very own Spotify “Jazz Addiction”!

Click here to listen, follow and share this Spotify playlist!  Thank you for listening — I value and appreciate your support, jazz fans!

While the flute has recently made a resurgence in Hip Hop, Toronto based flautist Jef Kearns has been marrying the two since the age of 10 when he played along with late night radio broadcasts out of Detroit.

Jef set the goal to have the instrument seen as one which deserved the spotlight in the genre and over the years has attained his goal by ascending to center stage on the R&B, Hip Hop, and Soul Jazz scenes.

Besides hitting Amazon’s #1 Best Seller “Soul Jazz” and #2 “Contemporary R&B” on Amazon.com, Jef has received accolades from go-to Soul music sites such as SoulTracks.com, Tweets from heavyweight talents (Shanice, Dawn Robinson of En Vogue fame, Kirk Whalum, and Eric Roberson), and is fast approaching one million views on his YouTube channel.

Jef Kearns has teamed up with Toronto poet and songwriter “META” for his latest single “The Ultimate.” An Old Skool sound with a modern edge, laden with clever pop culture references, the song details the Ultimate classy night out on the town set to music so upbeat and infectious you’ll feel like you’re “Hot Steppin’” to the weekend every day.

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