Keefus Ciancia

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Keefus Ciancia
Birth name Keith Ciancia
Also known as Keefus Green
Born (1972-11-06) November 6, 1972 (age 43)
Genres Rock, pop, hip hop, ambient, experimental
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts Unloved, Vincent and Mr. Green, T-Bone Burnett, Everlast, Benji Hughes

Keith Ciancia better known as Keefus Green or Keefus Ciancia, is an American-born musician (keyboards/piano), composer and producer.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Keefus Ciancia began a relationship with T-Bone Burnett[2] 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.[3] He is currently the co-composer with Burnett for the HBO series True Detective.[4]

Keefus has recently scored the soundtrack for Strangerland[5] and co-produced and co-wrote Jeff Bridges's latest release, The Sleeping Tapes.[6]



Title Credits Year
Ali Music Composer 2001[8]
Spider-Man 2 Composer – Featured Song 2001[9]
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Piano, Keyboards, producer, engineer, Loops[10] 2002
Cold Mountain Piano[11] 2003
Crossing Jordan Keyboards[12] 2003
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Soul of a Man Marimba[13] 2003
Ladykillers Producer, Associate Producer, Keyboards, Programming, Multi Instruments[14] 2004
Walk the Line Vocals[15] 2005
Don't Come Knocking Composer/Performer[16] 2005
Shadowboxer Composer[17] 2005
K7 Composer[18] 2006
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005 film) Keyboards[19] 2006
Superbad Keyboards, Farfisa Organ[20] 2007
The Poughkeepsie Tapes Composer[21][22] 2007
Across the Universe Musician: Los Angeles[23] 2007
Saving Grace (Composer/Music for 4 seasons and Title track)[24] 2008–2010
The Ghost Brothers Musician/keyboards (Song Titles: That's Me / Wrong, Wrong, Wrong About Me)[25] 2009
Knockout Musician[26] 2011
The Details Musician, Producer ("Yes, I'm Your Angel")[27][28] 2011
Motel Life Composer 2011[29]
Good Vibrations Composer[30] 2011
Brandon Generator Composer, producer[31] 2011
The Hunger Games Keyboards 2011
A Place at the Table Composer[32] 2014 - 2012
Nashville– Season 1 Composer, producer 2012–2013
Diana Composer, producer 2013[33]
The Fall Season 1 & 2 Composer, producer[34] 2013 - 2015
True Detective - Season 1 & 2 Composer[35] 2014 - 2015
As Above, So Below Composer[36] 2014
Strangerland Composer[37] 2015
Criminal Activities Composer[38] 2015


Title Artist/Band Credits Year
An Evening at the Zoo Psychodelic Zombiez Keyboards 1993[39]
Beyond the Palace Wall Paragon Taxi Piano, Keyboards 1993
Jazz in the Present Tense The Solsonics Keyboards 1993
Bop Gun Ice Cube Keyboards 1993
Fo Life Mack 10 Keyboards 1993
Cool Struttin ,The Pacific Jazz Alliance Keyboards 1994
N Gatz We Truss South Central Cartel Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Claves 1994
Nut-Meg Sez "Bozo the Town" Weapon of Choice Keyboards, Vocals 1994
Back to Reality Jeune Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Moog Lead 1995
Highperspice Weapon of Choice Keyboards, Vocals 1996
I Am L.V. L.V. Keyboards 1996
Radio Oddyssey Various Artists Keyboards 1996
Moy The Jade Vincent Experiment Producer, composer, Musician 1996
Concepto Sol d'Menta Keyboards 1998
Nutmeg Phantasy Weapon of Choice Keyboards 1998
Whitey Ford Sings the Blues Everlast Keyboards, Performer 1998
Another True Fiction Jerry Toback Moog Synthesizer 1999
Eat at Whitey's Everlast Bass, Keyboards, Band 2000
Loud Rocks Various Artists Keyboards 2000
You Know, for Kids Hate Fuck Trio Moog Synthesizer, Claves, Wurlitzer 2000
Id Macy Gray Synthesizer, Farfisa Organ, Composer 2001
Motherland Natalie Merchant Piano, Keyboards 2001
Stimulated, Vol. 1 Various Artists Keyboards 2001
C'mon, C'mon Sheryl Crow Organ, Keyboards, Clavinet, String Samples 2002
Soul of John Black The Soul of John Black Keyboards, producer, engineer, Associate Producer 2003
Thousand Kisses Deep Chris Botti Piano, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass 2003
Color Me Funky Weapon of Choice Keyboards 2004
Forthemasses OPM Piano, Moog Synthesizer 2004
On How Life Is/The Id Macy Gray Composer 2004
Shamrocks and Shenanigans: The Best of House of Pain House of Pain/Everlast Bass, Keyboards 2004
Unfinished Symphony Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra Moog Synthesizer, Claves 2004
Very Best of Macy Gray Macy Gray Keyboards, Farfisa Organ 2004
White Trash Beautiful Everlast Organ, Keyboards 2004
Hell Yes (Re- Mix) Beck Re-Mix, producer, Musician 2005
E-Pro (Re-Mix) Beck Re-Mix, producer, Musician 2005
Vincent & Mr. Green Vincent & Mr. Green Producer, composer, Musician 2005
Extraordinary Machine Fiona Apple (Keyboards) (2005)
Retrospective 1990–2005 (Deluxe Edition) Natalie Merchant Hammond B3 2005
SLIMKID3's Cafe Tré Hardson Musician, producer, Composer 2006
Thunderbird Cassandra Wilson Bass, Piano, Strings, arranger, Bass (Electric), Keyboards, Programming, producer, engineer, Synthesizer Strings 2006
True False Identity T-Bone Burnett Piano, Keyboards 2006
Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett T-Bone Burnett Marimba 2006
Women + Country Jakob Dylan Keyboards 2006
Endless Highway: The Music of The Band Various Artists Keyboards 2007
Hundred Miles or More: A Collection Alison Krauss Piano 2007
Story Brandi Carlile Keyboards 2007
Good Day Priscilla Ahn Piano, Harpsichord, Keyboards 2008
Legend of Kung Folk, Pt. 1 Ben Taylor Keyboards, Producer, Drum Programming, Moog 2008
Lenka Lenka Drums, Keyboards 2008
A Love Extreme Benji Hughes Composer, producer, performer, Re-mixing, Mixing, Audio Production 2008
Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford Everlast Bass, Piano, composer, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, producer, Engineer 2008
Pain Language DJ Muggs vs Plant Asia Keyboards 2008
Pebble to a Pearl[40] Nikka Costa Clavinet, Moog Synthesizer, Voice Box 2008
Blood from Stars Joe Henry Piano, Keyboards, Vibraphone 2009
Closer to You: The Pop Sides Cassandra Wilson Piano, Keyboards, Producer 2009
Devil's Halo Me'Shell Ndegéocello Composer, Keyboards, Programming, Producer 2009
Lal Meri Lal Meri Keyboards, Musician 2009
Love Don't Make You Juliet Brandi Shearer Piano, Keyboards 2009
Stranger Here Ramblin' Jack Elliott Piano, Keyboards 2009
Levitate Bruce Hornsby Musician, re-mixer 2009
Mini Mansions Mini Mansions Co-Producier, Mixer, Keyboards 2010
We Walk This Road Robert Randolph & the Family Band Keyboards (2010)
Smash Up Vincent & Mr. Green Keyboards, Piano, Producer 2010
The Union (Elton John and Leon Russell album) Elton John Keyboards 2010
Pro*Whoa Nikka Costa Producer, Keyboards, Piano 2010
The Long Surrender Over the Rhine Keyboards 2010
Pine A Fine Frenzy Producer, Keyboards, Piano 2011
Storm & Grace Lisa Marie Presley Keyboards 2011
Reverie Joe Henry Keyboards, Piano 2011
Hunger in America T-Bone Burnett Keyboards 2011
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive Steve Earle Keyboards 2011
Weather Me'Shell Ndegéocello Co-producer, Keyboards Piano 2011
Vows Kimbra Producer, Keyboards 2012
The Hunger Games The Secret Sisters, Neko Case, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, Kid Cudi, Birdy Keyboards 2012
The Diving Board Elton John Keyboards 2013
More Light Primal Scream Bells, Piano[41] 2013
The Life Acoustic Everlast Composer 2013
TBC CeeLo Green Keyboards 2014
True Romance Charli XCX Keyboards 2014
Burnt Norton Lana Del Rey Composer 2015


Title Studio/Artist Credits Year
Moy The Jade Vincent Expeiment Producer (1996)
Ali Columbia Pictures Producer (2001)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Warner Brothers Producer (2002)
Ladykillers Touchstone Pictures Producer (2004)
Vincent & Mr. Green Vincent & Mr. Green Producer (2005)
Hell Yes (Re-Mix) Beck Producer (2005)
E-Pro (Re-Mix) Beck Producer (2005)
SLIMKID3's Cafe Tré Hardson Producer (2006)
Thunderbird Cassandra Wilson Producer (2006)
Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford Everlast Producer (2008)
A Love Extreme Benji Hughes Producer (2008)
Closer to You: The Pop Sides Cassandra Wilson Producer (2009)
Devil's Halo Me'Shell Ndegéocello (2009)
Pro*Whoa Nikka Costa Producer (2010)
Smash Up Vincent & Mr. Green Producer (2010)
Pines A Fine Frenzy Producer, Keyboards, Piano (2012)
Weather Me'Shell Ndegéocello Co-producer, Keyboards Piano (2011)
Mini Mansions Mini Mansions Co-producer (2012)
Vows Kimbra Co-producer (2012)
oxoxoxoxox Benji Hughes Co-producer (2013)
This Is Where We Are Priscilla Ahn[42] Co-producer (2013)
You Only Live Forever (ep) John Gold Co-producer (2014)
The Golden Echo Kimbra Producer (2014)


  • Emmy nomination for co-writing and producing the theme song for the hit television series Saving Grace (2010)[43]
  • BMI award for music scoring (2010)[44]


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  11. ^ "Keefus Ciancia is an original founding member of Weapon of Choice with Lonnie Marshall.". 
  12. ^ "Credits of Crossing Jordar". 
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