Keek, now 20, began playing the Sax at age 14, hailing from a Las Vegas family full of talented musicians, he gravitated early on toward Jazz but has since drawn on his wide-ranging inspirations – artists like Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, Sufjan Stevens and Donny Hathaway – to craft a sound that encompasses elements of pop, RnB and Hip Hop.
His two early releases – “By Your Side” featuring the voice of Georgia Anne Muldrow and “Come Give It Up” – set out his stall as a musician. With Pigeons & Planes extolling his “penchant for unusual melodies and skillful, jazz-leaning instrumentation”, he also caught the ear of UK musician King Krule, eventually joining him, sax in tow, on his US West Coast tour, including opening a recent secret show in LA.
Now in Los Angeles, with a like-minded circle of musicians around him, John Keek shares his latest song “If + When”, mixed by Grammy winner Ben Kane (for D’Angelo’s Black Messiah), with artwork by comedian and illustrator Zack Fox.
Released October 11th, 2017 – Buy from Bandcamp //Source: https://ninjatune.net/release/john-keek/if-and-when