Kiefer with Swarvy

Fri Apr 26 2019

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Troubadour

9081 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069

All Ages

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Sean Healy Presents
Kiefer with Swarvy

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  • Kiefer

    Kiefer

    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
  • Swarvy

    Swarvy

    Alternative Rock

Sean Healy Presents

Kiefer with Swarvy

Fri Apr 26 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Troubadour West Hollywood CA
Kiefer with Swarvy
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All Ages

ADV $15 / Day of Show $20

ALL SALES FINAL

 

NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES