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 is one of the most compelling new bands around.” - Secret Eclectic
“Marrakush… jazz and downtempo experiment at its finest.” - Indie Criollo
“…hypnotic and intriguing, the band lay down their blistering musicianship…” - Plastic Magazine
“…this power quartet [will] become the “next” thing on the national scene” - Ground Up Music
“Unmissable” - Miami New Times
"With a tight dynamic attack and blend, the Miami-based Electric Kif offers up the challenge of jazz fusion without the confusion. It’s high spirited and extremely high energy but doesn’t seem hell-bent on confounding as others may do.” - Rochester City Paper
“Simply as good as it gets…” - Music Fest News
“…dreamy but melodically engaging listening experience from start to finish.’ - Live For Live Music
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Evening Muse, 3227 N Davidson St, Charlotte, United States
USD 12 to USD 15