(LA Trend) — Come on down to the Lodge Room for a night of infectious grooves provided by the Grammy Award-winning Kiefer, along with a special appearance by Mia Gladstone.
Kiefer was born in 1992 in San Diego, and began playing piano when he was only six years old, having picked up jazz from his father. He developed his musical talents by taking classical and jazz lessons, so by the time he was a teenager he was already an accomplished soloist. It was also during this time that he began experimenting with producing his own computer-based hip-hop and electronic beats, forging the sound that would later characterize his style.
Not long after he graduated from high school, he moved to Los Angeles, enrolled in UCLA’s Jazz Studies program, and studied under the tutelage of renowned jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, flautist James Newton, and pianist Tamir Hendelman. While in college, he further experimented with jazz composition and live improvisation married to programmed electronic beats.
2017 was an important year for Keifer, as it was when he worked with acclaimed musicians Abraham Laboriel, Gilbert Castellanos, and Rob Thorsen; collaborated on several hip-hop projects with Stones Throw affiliates Mndsgn and Jonwayne; and released his debut album, Kickinit Alone, on Leaving Records, where the title track was described by Pitchfork as a “short piano phrase looping like it was ripped from a dusty vinyl and brought to life.”
In 2018, Keifer signed with Stones Throw and debuted with Happysad, followed by two Eps—Bridges and Superbloom—in 2019. It was on these records that Kiefer further utilised several analog synths, and adopted an even more intricate compositional approach to his songwriting.
March 2021 saw the release of Kiefer’s two singles—“Superhero” and “Friends”—before dropping the last instalment in the trilogy of EPs, Between Days, on Stones Throw, which featured prominent producers The Kount, 10.4 ROG, LAKEY INSPIRED, and jazz trumpeter Theo Croker.
Kiefer has experienced considerable success on other musical projects, most notably Anderson .Paak’s album, Ventura, which debuted at number four on the US Billboard Charts 200 and won Best R&B Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards. His contributions to the record include co-producing the track, “Yada Yada”, as well as the album’s lead single, “King James”, which pays homage to LeBron. Some of Kiefer’s other musical projects include playing in Mndsgn’s live setup, making beats with Kaytranada, and playing with Terrace Martin and Moses Sumney, among other musicians.
About Mia Gladstone
Mia Gladstone is a musical triple threat (she’s a singer, songwriter, and producer) as well as a vegan icon and radical purveyor of self-love. In late 2019, she released her debut EP, Grow, which has attracted millions of streams and press support from such top industry publications as Paper magazine, Hunger magazine, and COOLS.
Her 2020 song, “Change the Channel”, was featured across Spotify’s “Lorem” and “Anti-Pop” playlists, among others. Gladstone’s sophomore EP, Cycle/s, saw her teaming up with producer Danny Shyman to deliver yet another collection of songs that highlight the importance of being spiritually grounded, physically present, and mentally free. These five tracks perfectly illustrate Gladstone’s sunny dispositions and thoughtful musings that have become her signature.
Date and Time
Friday, October 8, 2021
Doors open at 8pm / show begins at 9pm
104 N Ave 56 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Phone: (323) 509-2861
General Admission: $18.00
Day of Show: $20