Electric Kiff By SFL Music January 1, 2024 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. By 2017 the guys decided to shift gears a bit, and commit to Electric Kif as their primary project. They started touring out of South Florida, and the Electric Kif national journey began. They developed new music, videos, and performed in every new market that welcomed them. These efforts brought about appearances at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Ground Up Music Festival, Bear Creek Festival, Miami Downtown Jazz Festival, Hullaween, and more. Each step they took was well received, and the community of presenters and artists began to give back. They also hosted Ground Up Festival pre-shows each year since the festival started, and have welcomed an array of guests from the Snarky Puppy camp among others. Soon after they were invited appear with artists including Snarky Puppy, Tauk, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Stanley Jordan, The Motet, Marco Benevento, and more. Share It!