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Kiefer Trio

Kiefer Trio

To hear Kiefer live is to hear him in his element, and to hear that dynamic with his trio creates a whole new atmosphere for anyone lucky enough to witness. Something For Real, Kiefer’s first official live album, features audio captured during an intimate show in Los Angeles back in April of 2023. The show was recorded in secret, per Kiefer’s request– thus capturing a natural electricity between him and his trio, consisting of collaborators Luke Titus and Pera Krstajic. The project includes one brand new song in title track “Something For Real,” along with originals from Kiefer’s catalog and a stirring rendition of Bobby Hutcherson’s “Montara”. This live album was conceived as a project without rules: “three friends playing for each other, for fun. With friends, for friends. Something for real!”

The album follows the release of Kiefer’s triumphant NPR Tiny Desk on May 6th– with support from his trio (Luke Titus, Pera Krstajic), and surprise guest appearances by supremely talented friends Charlie Hunter, Nate Smith, CARRTOONS, and Theo Croker.

Kiefer’s first release with Stones Throw was the 2016 album Happysad. His most recent album was last year’s It’s Ok, B U – a record that saw Kiefer return to his beat-making roots. In addition to his solo work, Kiefer has produced, played, and written for artists including Drake and Anderson .Paak, winning a Grammy for his work with the latter. 

Kiefer recently completed two sold out nights with this trio at the famed Blue Note NYC, and will tour Asia this summer. He’ll also accompany Nate Smith and CARRTOONS across the US in May.