Kiefer Shackelford, professionally known as Kiefer, is a talented American musician and producer who has been making waves in the contemporary jazz and instrumental hip-hop scene. Born on April 10, 1988, in San Diego, California, Kiefer's passion for music began at an early age when he started playing the piano.
Kiefer's career took off after he graduated from UCLA's Jazz Studies program in 2014. He quickly gained recognition for his unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, and soulful melodies that captivate listeners with their soothing and introspective nature. His musical style can be described as a fusion of traditional jazz elements with modern electronic beats and textures.
Throughout his career, Kiefer has released several critically acclaimed albums and EPs. His debut album "Kickinit Alone" was released in 2017 and received widespread praise for its innovative soundscapes and intricate compositions. The following year, he dropped "Happysad," which further solidified his reputation as a rising star in the genre.
One of Kiefer's notable accomplishments is his collaboration with renowned record label Stones Throw Records. In 2018, he signed with the label and released his highly anticipated album "Bridges." This collaboration not only exposed Kiefer to a wider audience but also allowed him to work alongside esteemed artists such as Mndsgn and Knxwledge.