Keefus Ciancia

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Keefus Ciancia
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Background information
Birth name Keith Ciancia
Also known as Keefus Ciancia &
Keefus Green
Born (1972-11-06) November 6, 1972 (age 45)
Genres Rock, pop, hip hop, ambient, experimental
Instruments Keyboards, Producer, Composer
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts David Holmes
Website cianciamanagement.com/Keefus

Keith Ciancia better known as Keefus Green or Keefus Ciancia, is an Ivor Novello award winning and Emmy nominated American musician, composer and music producer[1][2][3][4][5][6] who co-produced and co-wrote The Sleeping Tapes with Jeff Bridges[7] [8][9]. Along with his long time creative collaborator, T-Bone Burnett[10][11][12], he has co-composed and produced several film and television soundtracks including the HBO series, True Detective and the Coen Brother’s The LadyKillers[13]. He has produced records for a variety of artists including Kimbra, Everlast, A Fine Frenzy, Etienne Daho (Gold Record), Nikka Costa and Cassandra Wilson. As a keyboardist and pianist he has performed with Mike Patton, Marc Ribot, Iggy Pop, Father John Misty, Elton John and T Bone Burnett[14][15].

Keefus was the keyboard for artist Everlast[16], with whom he wrote and produced the Emmy nominated theme song for the TNT series Saving Grace. In 1993 he met his wife, singer Jade Vincent, and together they formed the ten piece experimental big band, The Jade Vincent Experience which later became Vincent & Mister Green. They were signed to Mike Patten’s label, Ipecaac Recordings and have composed and recorded music for a variety of films and television series and specials including Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Killing Eve and the 2017 feature, Baby Driver[17][18].

Keefus Ciancia has one daughter, writer Raven Violet Ciancia-Vincent, and currently lives in France where he and Jade continue to write, record and perform music together. [19]

Career[edit]

Keefus Ciancia began a relationship with T-Bone Burnett[20] as a session musician after being heard on a local radio station in Los Angeles. Keefus later co-producered on a few T-Bone projects such as the Coen Brothers' film The Ladykillers and Cassandra Wilson's Thunderbird.[21] He is currently the co-composer with Burnett for the HBO series True Detective.[22]

Keefus has recently scored the soundtrack for Strangerland[23] and co-produced and co-wrote Jeff Bridges's latest release, The Sleeping Tapes.[24]

Composing credits[edit]

Title Credits Year
Ali Music Composer 2001[25]
Spider-Man 2 Composer – Featured Song 2004[26]
Don't Come Knocking Composer/Performer[27] 2005
Shadowboxer Composer[28] 2005
K7 Composer[29] 2006
The Poughkeepsie Tapes Composer[30][31] 2007
Saving Grace (Composer/Music for 4 seasons and Title track)[32] 2008–2010
Motel Life Composer 2011[33]
Good Vibrations Composer[34] 2011
Brandon Generator Composer, producer[35] 2011
The Hunger Games Keyboards 2011
A Place at the Table Composer[36] 2014 - 2012
Nashville– Season 1 Composer, producer 2012–2013
Diana Composer, producer 2013[37]
The Fall Season 1, 2 & 3 Composer, producer[38] 2013 - 2016
True Detective - Season 1 & 2 Composer[39] 2014 - 2015
As Above, So Below Composer[40] 2014
Strangerland Composer[41] 2015
Criminal Activities Composer[42] 2015
Devil's Gate Composer[43] 2016
Mindhorn Composer[44] 2016
Eyewitness Composer[45] 2016

[46]

Awards[edit]

  • Emmy nomination for co-writing and producing the theme song for the hit television series Saving Grace (2010)[47]
  • BMI award for music scoring (2010)[48]
  • Won an Ivor Novello Award for Best TV Soundtrack for the series London Spy (2016) [49]

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  30. ^ "The Poughkeepsie Tapes: Filmin kadrosu ve ekibin tamamı". Beyazperde.com. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  31. ^ "The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2008)". Fandango.com. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  32. ^ "Saving Grace (TV Series) (2007)". FilmAffinity.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  33. ^ "Various Artists - The Motel Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  34. ^ "Torino Film Festival". Torinofilmfest.org. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
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  37. ^ "'Diana' Soundtrack Details". Film Music Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  38. ^ "The Fall Quotes, Facts & Trivia". TV.com. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
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  41. ^ "Keefus Ciancia Scoring 'Strangerland'". Film Music Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  42. ^ "Keefus Ciancia Scoring Jackie Earle Haley's 'Criminal Activities'". Film Music Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  43. ^ "Devil's Gate (2016) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  44. ^ "Mindhorn (2016) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  45. ^ "Eyewitness (2016) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
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