Wed Apr 10 2019

7:00 PM

Middle East - Upstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

$13.00

All Ages

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The Middle East presents: Keifer - ALL AGES, $13 Advance / $15 Day of Show, 7:00 PM Doors

The Middle East presents:
Kiefer

  • Kiefer

    Kiefer

    Electro-Jazz

    Los Angeles musician Kiefer Shackelford is only 26, but the pianist and producer’s soulful beat music is already
    garnering a loyal fanbase. His debut record KickinIt Alone (released 2017 via Stones Throw’s experimental Leaving
    Records imprint) won fans at Pitchfork and the BBC, and earned a Best Jazz Album nomination from A2IM. His debut
    for Stones Throw, Happysad , follows up Kickinit Alone with a collection of beautiful standalone instrumentals that
    showcase both Kiefer’s piano chops and knack for improvisation, sequenced into what he describes as an “emotional
    journal.”
    An artist who thrives on on collaboration, Kiefer has quietly lent his production talents to an array of musicians
    including Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak; shared the stage with the likes of Moses Sumney, and played in Terrace
    Martin and Mndsgn’s live groups. Kiefer’s fans have grown to love not only his music but also the accessible online
    community he’s created. His Instagram ( @KiefDaddySupreme ) is a home for beats he creates for instrumentalists to
    play over, clips from his daily practice, and Dilla tributes , as well as a platform for him to engage with thousands of
    fans, many of whom are musicians themselves.
    A keyboardist first and foremost, Kiefer was taught to play the blues by his father practically before he could walk.
    Says Kiefer, “I love jazz because it represents the peak of musical expression via improvisation.” He started
    producing his own beats at around age twelve, and eventually went on to study under renowned jazz guitarist Kenny
    Burrell at UCLA’s Jazz Studies program. There, he started to toy with the synergy between the jazz piano he studied
    and the beats he created outside of school. While his peers performed over live instrumentation, Kiefer produced
    electronic beats completely free from sampled melodic material or drum breaks.
    Kiefer describes Happysad as “my emotional journal of the last year. I struggle emotionally a lot, and yet I feel pretty
    damn good much of the time. This album is focused on both joy and sadness, and how they are always intertwined.”
    Whereas Kickinit Alone was “90% focused on all types of sadness,” Happysad is more complex. The track titles are
    deliberately left open to interpretation; opening on a confident, blissful note, then segueing into a more dynamic mood
    before entering a deeper, darker and more ethereal place. Isolation, anxiety, self-doubt, and nostalgia interplay with
    feelings of hopefulness, optimism, and gratitude.
    The inspirations Kiefer cites, from label mates Karriem Riggins and Knxwledge to jazz titans Herbie Hancock and Bill
    Evans, illustrate how evenly his music straddles the two worlds of jazz and beats, bringing his two loves together into
    a fully realised whole. “I've loved the sense of responsibility that comes with being a jazz musician,” he says, “The
    responsibility to study and understand its history, to respect the discipline of an instrument, and to dedicate your
    career to positively changing the direction of the music.”
    He adds, “I love jazz musicians more than any other type of person in the world. They are brilliant, dedicated,
    thoughtful, creative, and usually funny. I hope to be considered one someday.”
    “a striking entry to this lineage of hip-hop inextricably tethered to jazz”
    --Pitchfork
    “Kiefer might be the best kept secret in jazz and alt-rap”
    --Bandcamp
    “KickinIt Alone packs in the intoxicating groove and piano chops [Kiefer] has quickly become known for” --OkayPlayer

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The Middle East presents:

Kiefer

Wed Apr 10 2019 7:00 PM

Middle East - Upstairs Cambridge MA
Kiefer

$13.00 All Ages

The Middle East presents: Keifer - ALL AGES, $13 Advance / $15 Day of Show, 7:00 PM Doors

Kiefer

Kiefer

Electro-Jazz

Los Angeles musician Kiefer Shackelford is only 26, but the pianist and producer’s soulful beat music is already
garnering a loyal fanbase. His debut record KickinIt Alone (released 2017 via Stones Throw’s experimental Leaving
Records imprint) won fans at Pitchfork and the BBC, and earned a Best Jazz Album nomination from A2IM. His debut
for Stones Throw, Happysad , follows up Kickinit Alone with a collection of beautiful standalone instrumentals that
showcase both Kiefer’s piano chops and knack for improvisation, sequenced into what he describes as an “emotional
journal.”
An artist who thrives on on collaboration, Kiefer has quietly lent his production talents to an array of musicians
including Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak; shared the stage with the likes of Moses Sumney, and played in Terrace
Martin and Mndsgn’s live groups. Kiefer’s fans have grown to love not only his music but also the accessible online
community he’s created. His Instagram ( @KiefDaddySupreme ) is a home for beats he creates for instrumentalists to
play over, clips from his daily practice, and Dilla tributes , as well as a platform for him to engage with thousands of
fans, many of whom are musicians themselves.
A keyboardist first and foremost, Kiefer was taught to play the blues by his father practically before he could walk.
Says Kiefer, “I love jazz because it represents the peak of musical expression via improvisation.” He started
producing his own beats at around age twelve, and eventually went on to study under renowned jazz guitarist Kenny
Burrell at UCLA’s Jazz Studies program. There, he started to toy with the synergy between the jazz piano he studied
and the beats he created outside of school. While his peers performed over live instrumentation, Kiefer produced
electronic beats completely free from sampled melodic material or drum breaks.
Kiefer describes Happysad as “my emotional journal of the last year. I struggle emotionally a lot, and yet I feel pretty
damn good much of the time. This album is focused on both joy and sadness, and how they are always intertwined.”
Whereas Kickinit Alone was “90% focused on all types of sadness,” Happysad is more complex. The track titles are
deliberately left open to interpretation; opening on a confident, blissful note, then segueing into a more dynamic mood
before entering a deeper, darker and more ethereal place. Isolation, anxiety, self-doubt, and nostalgia interplay with
feelings of hopefulness, optimism, and gratitude.
The inspirations Kiefer cites, from label mates Karriem Riggins and Knxwledge to jazz titans Herbie Hancock and Bill
Evans, illustrate how evenly his music straddles the two worlds of jazz and beats, bringing his two loves together into
a fully realised whole. “I've loved the sense of responsibility that comes with being a jazz musician,” he says, “The
responsibility to study and understand its history, to respect the discipline of an instrument, and to dedicate your
career to positively changing the direction of the music.”
He adds, “I love jazz musicians more than any other type of person in the world. They are brilliant, dedicated,
thoughtful, creative, and usually funny. I hope to be considered one someday.”
“a striking entry to this lineage of hip-hop inextricably tethered to jazz”
--Pitchfork
“Kiefer might be the best kept secret in jazz and alt-rap”
--Bandcamp
“KickinIt Alone packs in the intoxicating groove and piano chops [Kiefer] has quickly become known for” --OkayPlayer

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
GA
Gen Admission | Fees Apply To All Online/Phone Purchases
$13.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

FAQ:

*To place an order by phone, please call TicketWeb US at 1-866-777-8932

*WILL CALL CUSTOMERS* - Will Call pick up is located at the Door when doors open, night of show (*NOTE: Will Call never closes), you'll just need to show your I.D.

**PLEASE NOTE: The time listed on the ticket is the time when doors open, not when the performance starts. For up to date set times, check www.twitter.com/MidEastClub or call our Box Office Hotline at 1-617-864-3278 and enter *100 at the prompt.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

I understand that my email address will be added to the venue and/or promoter's email update list and I know that I am welcome to unsubscribe at any time.

I understand that VALID I.D. is required for entry for events that are 18+ or 21+ and that if I do not provide a VALID I.D. I will be denied admission.

I understand that for All Ages events VALID I.D. is only required by anyone over 21 who wishes to purchase or consume alcohol, regardless of apparent age - NO EXCEPTIONS.

I understand that if I am over 21 and do not provide valid I.D., I will not be served alcohol.

I understand that anyone who consumes alcohol without having provided proper I.D. or is under 21 will be ejected from the venue without refund.

I understand that, per order of the City of Cambridge, only the following forms of I.D. are considered valid:
* a current US- or Canada-issued driver's license,
* a current Massachusetts liquor I.D.,
* a current US Military I.D., or
* a current Passport.

I understand that student I.D.'s and foreign driver's licenses are NOT considered valid. I understand that if I try to use a student I.D. or foreign driver's license, I will be denied admission.

I realize that this I.D. policy is required by law and not subject to staff discretion.