Jeff Klein

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Jeff Klein
Birth nameJeffrey lawrence Klein
OriginNewburgh, New York, USA
GenresIndie rock
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active2000 – present
LabelsOne Little Indian Records, Island Def Jam
Associated actsMy Jerusalem, The Gutter Twins, The Twilight Singers
Websitewww.thejeffklein.com

Jeffrey Lawrence "Jeff" Klein is an American singer/songwriter of the band My Jerusalem from Newburgh, New York, who plays keyboards and guitar. He has released three solo albums and another three albums with My Jerusalem. Jeff Klein has risen to acclaim after the release of his album 'Gone for good' which gave him the necessary boost in the beginning and 'Preachers' which has provided him with an international reach towards some few parts of every continent.

Biography[edit]

At the age of 18, Klein moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music. In 1999, he moved to Austin, Texas and released his first album, You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart. Signing to influential records label One Little Indian, Klein released two more albums, Everybody Loves a Winner, featuring Patty Griffin, Matthew Ryan, Jon Dee Graham and Johnny Goudie, in 2002, and The Hustler, which features Ani Difranco and Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum as guests in 2005. The formation of his band My Jerusalem happened 1 year prior (2009) where he would go on to release three albums between 2010 and 2016.

He has also worked with Ani DiFranco and The Twilight Singers,[1] and as of 2008 is touring with The Gutter Twins as keyboardist.[2] He has been described as "Tom Waits snagged on a barbedwire fence."[3] and as having a "smoky voice (with a) bruised world-weariness".[4]

Klein is also a main member of the collective My Jerusalem, along with fellow Gutter Twins musicians Cully Symington and Dave Rosser.[5]

Along with a history of collaborating with Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan, Klein has toured or guested as a member of bands such as The Honorary Title, Stars of Track and Field, Ed Harcourt,and Statistics

Jeffrey Klein has collaborated with visual artist Kenneth E. Parris III

Jeffrey Klein had an international breakthrough after having the song 'Death Valley' from his latest 2013 album 'Preachers' featured on the 4th episode of Suits in its Sixth Season. The soundtrack put Jeffrey Klein on the international map where he has grown a fanbase from Canada, USA, Spain and the UK. The show made a hit in Eastern Asia which in return has given Jeffrey Klein a decent following from countries such as Japan, South Korea and most notably from the East, India.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart (India, 2000)
  • Everybody Loves A Winner (One Little Indian, 2003)
  • The Hustler (One Little Indian, 2005)
  • Death Of The Fox (Island Def Jam, 2010)

Singles[edit]

  • "Another Breakdown" (One Little Indian, 2003)

Appears On[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Klein discography CDUniverse
  2. ^ Gutter Twins interview Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine Pitchfork Media, 8 April 2008
  3. ^ Uncut magazine, March 2003
  4. ^ Review of Klein's "The Hustler" The Independent, 7 March 2006
  5. ^ News item Summerskiss.com, 30 September 2008

External links[edit]

My Jerusalem Myspace