Jazz Encounters features a live performance followed by a jam session with a focus on education, hosted in the WDNA Jazz Gallery, and co-produced with Nicole Yarling and the JECC.
- Masks are suggested.
- No ticket refunds.
November’s Jazz Encounter features Miami-based fusion band, Electric Kif.
Electric Kif are a Miami-based power quartet that explore the boundaries between rock, jazz fusion and electronic drum & bass.
Made up of bassist Rodrigo Zambrano, keyboardist Jason Matthews, drummer Armando Lopez and guitarist Eric Escanes, Electric Kif formed as an outlet for the musicians to stretch out and be themselves between recording sessions and touring with other artists. They started played monthly at a tiny place called Lagniappe, which became their home-base in Miami. These nights became the time when the band would dive in to their own musicality, and chemistry was undeniable. The quartet clicked and there was no stopping them. On any given month you could witness fantastic musicianship, mind blowing grooves, and the occasional guest appearance from a national touring artist who knew if they showed up they would be challenged and delighted to play with these cats. Memorable nights included guest spots from Cory Henry, Michael League, Mark Lettieri, Bobby Sparks and more.
“Each member of the band — is an all-star instrumentalist but not the type who needs everyone to know it. “ (Miami New Times)
Electric Kif has caught the attention of countless music lovers by capturing the energy of execution in the fusion of Cosmic Funk, Rock, Soul, and jazz. Their powerful live show brings an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage and displays a new experience every night.
After the concert is an open jam. Bring your instrument!
Students! Be sure to score one of the limited free student tickets.