Sean Haefeli
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DE Berlin – Nu Jazz / Alternative Hip-Hop / Hip Hop / Acid Jazz / Neo Soul
Sean Haefeli

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SEAN HAEFELI is LIVING IN A BOX #22 | live at Club Gretchen
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Sean Haefeli
Ab67616d0000b273119af7311f2762b6f0b3e2ba Just Beneath a Dream Album 2018
Ab67616d0000b273273916dd0748272081545512 Rise Album 2012
Ab67616d0000b273672ba45c8bae395edc393420 Sound Strategy Single 2007
Ab67616d0000b27316a96b71d3982bd3400a0a5c Natural Hunger Album 2002
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Rise Album 2012
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Sound Strategy EP 2007
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Natural Hunger Album 2002
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder The Heart 2 Compilation 2011
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Bama Love Soul-On Deck 3 Compilation 2015
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Polish Ambassador-Pushing through the Pavement Album 2015
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"This guy is great...sorry I'm a latecomer!" -Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio) "Amazing talent." BBE Music "Ich möchte mit meiner Musik Ideen, Potenzial und Gefühl transportieren.

Am wichtigsten ist es mir, dass die Hörer die Leidenschaft für das Leben, das Entdecken, die Suche, die Schönheit, aber auch die Anstrengung fühlen können. Ich habe den nachdenklichen kontemplativen Weg gewählt, etwas, was man nicht auf bloße Soundbites reduzieren kann. Und ich hoffe, dass die Menschen ihre Ablenkungen lange genug abschalten können, um diese Reise anzutreten, zuzuhören, zu reflektieren und vielleicht auch Inspiration daraus ziehen zu können." -Jazz Thing

“Gregory Porter? José James? Kennen wir schon. Jazz-Stimmen zwischen Tradition und Ganz-Moderne, zwischen kräftiger Bärigkeit und manirierter Kunst. Zeit für Sean Haefeli. Seit einigen Jahren schon hier und da mit seiner Art der Gesangsgestaltung unterwegs und nun mit „Rise“ auf dem Weg zum zentralen Platz in der Sonne. Pures Live-Musikantentum, angenehm auf das Wesentliche reduziert und immer darauf konzentriert die Geschichten, doe Herr Haefeli uns zu erzählen hat, mittels größtmöglicher Effektivität zu untermalen. Sicher Jazz, aber auch Soul, bei Bedarf auch mit tagesaktueller Hip-Hop Attitüde, dabei immer auf den Punkt genau, ohne dabei die nötige Eleganz zu verlieren. Kühl und erwachsen – im Jazz- Vocals Umfeld die wichtige/richtige Alternative.” -Jörg Schmitt (Sonic Soul Reviews)

“Berlin based pianist, vocalist, lyricist, and composer Sean Haefeli mesmerized us with his vocal jazz that’s sprinkled with welcome notes of Jose James and Gil Scott-Heron.

Others have referenced Last Poets, Roberta Flack, Michael Franti, Bobby McFerrin, and Gregory Porter when speaking about his music. Looks like dude has a pretty fail proof thing going on as far as many are concerned. Sean’s sound blends jazz, soul, hip hop, and spoken word to birth warm, honest, and intimate music perfect for cozying up to as winter approaches. RISE marks his third album, which similar to his previous two is self- produced and released.” -Giant Step

“If you’re not familiar with the name Sean Haefeli yet, then it’s high time you change that. Hailing from Chi-town, it’s hard to believe that the singer/ producer/pianist has been floating below the radar for a little over a decade, since the release of his 2002 debut, Natural Hunger. He’s looking to expand his reach in the jazz world with the release of his third album, RISE, available for digital download via BandCamp. A tight blend of jazz with a dash of hip- hop sensibilities thrown in for good measure, RISE feels like a cool glass of iced tea on a hot summer day. Showcasing his smooth vocals, he blurs the lines between singing and it’s more melodic cousin spoken word, often fluctuating between both deliveries within the same song. Proving himself quite the adept lyricist as well, Haefeli’s sound is traditional enough to appeal to jazz purists, yet contemporary enough to appeal to all others.” -Soul Bounce

“Vocalist/keyboardist, lyricist/composer, Sean Haefeli has returned with a tremendous jazz/soul fusion album, Rise. With
 solid production driven by Sean’s unique blend of rhymes and singing, this album places him firmly in line with Jose James and Gregory Porter as a contemporary jazzman to watch.” -Bama Love Soul

“The lyrics sound like modern poetry, sort of a cross between Ezra Pound in the metro and some alternative spoken word down by the Green Mill in Chicago. Jazz is the major influence but there are strong pop elements as well. Like I said, something different. Moreover, the music is adventurous. He takes unexpected twists and turns, puts lyrics you have to listen to at least thrice in order to decipher the deeptitudes being discussed. Some times it swings, some times it grooves but there is always something emotionally moving going on.
...The man is definitely doing something different and if you give his sounds half a chance, you just might find yourself embracing some wonderfully idiosyncratic, other kinds of contemporary music. Don’t be reluctant to dig the different.” -kalamu ya salaam (poet/reviewer)