8 episodes

Kiefer is a pianist and producer based in Los Angeles. On the Approachable Music podcast, Kiefer interviews artists he admires, updating his theory on what makes a great musician. Topics include the writing process, finding inspiration, making it in the music industry, as well as some casual conversation in between.

Approachable Music Kiefer

    • Music
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Kiefer is a pianist and producer based in Los Angeles. On the Approachable Music podcast, Kiefer interviews artists he admires, updating his theory on what makes a great musician. Topics include the writing process, finding inspiration, making it in the music industry, as well as some casual conversation in between.

    Braxton Cook Pt. 2

    Braxton Cook Pt. 2

    Braxton Cook Pt. 2

    • 38 min
    Mndsgn Pt. 2

    Mndsgn Pt. 2

    Mndsgn Pt. 2

    • 33 min
    Amber Navran Pt. 2

    Amber Navran Pt. 2

    Kiefer interviews Amber Navran, founding member of the neo-soul trio Moonchild. In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Amber is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and producer. In this episode, Kiefer and Amber continue their discussion from episode 2.

    • 35 min
    Sam Wilkes Pt. 2

    Sam Wilkes Pt. 2

    Approachable Music returns with part two of Kiefer's epic interview with Los Angeles-based composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and bass historian Sam Wilkes. In addition to his solo work, Wilkes is known for his collaborations with Sam Gendel, Louis Cole, and Jacob Mann.

    • 1 hr
    Braxton Cook Pt. 1

    Braxton Cook Pt. 1

    Kiefer interviews Braxton Cook, an exceptional saxophonist, vocalist, and producer originally from Washington D.C., now residing in Los Angeles. Braxton has released a series of albums since 2015 combining Black-American music forms like jazz, soul, and hip-hop. In addition to his solo work, Braxton has collaborated with Christian Scott, Tom Misch, and Mac Miller. In this interview, Kiefer and Braxton discuss Black music, music school, and Braxton's favorite alto sax players of all time.

    • 35 min
    Mndsgn Pt. 1

    Mndsgn Pt. 1

    Kiefer interviews Mndsgn, legendary producer, keyboardist, and prolific recording artist with a stunning discography of eleven acclaimed albums released on labels like Leaving Records and Stones Throw, collaborating with the likes of Joyce Wrice, SiR, and Danny Brown along the way. Mndsgn is also a personal friend of Kiefer and has served as a mentor over the past decade. In this episode, Kiefer and Mndsgn discuss the L.A. beat scene, nostalgia in music, and how to inject one's sense of humor into their work.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Augy420 ,

Kief podcast supreme

Man, I love this podcast. Such an easy listen. The conversations get deep, and the moments shared are really insightful for any musician at any level. Kiefer’s been one of my favorite artist for a min now and I’m grateful for him to shine light on other artist he admires and who I’ve now also fallen in love with. Can’t wait for more episodes!

Hebo22 ,

Love it!

Love the podcast Kiefer. So great hearing you guys chat about music.

thotPrince ,

this goes

this definitely goes

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