Kepa Freeman

Kepa Freeman

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Unique - Soundtracks | Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,331   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 8/9/2020

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Songwriting: John Mayer, Jimmy Needham, Corinne Bailey Rae, Francesca Battistelli, Norah Jones, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Jack Johnson, Seal.

Composing: Yoko Kanno, Hans Zimmer, Bobby McFerrin, Nobuo Uematsu.


Influences

Specifically: John Mayer, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jimmy Needham, Francesca Batistelli, Bobby McFerrin, Hans Zimmer, Rob Dougan, Motown (Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Boyz II Men,) Yoko Kanno, Nobuo Uematsu, Norah Jones.

Generally: Gospel keyboardists at different Churches' events, 90's - 2000's hip hop and RnB on the radio, Open Mics and Jam Sessions, old school hip-hop events, my friends' playlists, Movie Scores, Temple University Jazz Recitals, my mom's Blues and Smooth Jazz radio, Folk, Mom's gigs, Putumayo World Music Compilations, and whatever else is thrown my way.

Bio

"Never refuse a job because you can't make a certain type of music. Take the job. . . and learn how to make it." - Charlie Brissette, Film Scorer for the Jimmy Neutron TV Series on Nickelodeon.

That one-week internship turned out to be a pivotal point in Kepa Freeman's musical career. One quote forming his entire outlook on music composition, the walls were instantly broken down, and the sky wasn't even the limit.

This mind over matter mentality followed Freeman into music production as he learned the tricks of the trade from Blue House Production's Executive Producer, Jeff Gruber, and moved on to create music for student film projects, independent albums, and poetry projects while in college. It continued to follow him in his songwriting pursuits as he learned under Temple University's premiere songwriting instructor, Lou Delise.

Dedicated to giving back, Kepa continued to hone his craft as songwriter and composer while working full-time as the Program Director for a youth arts and life skills program called Teens Express. Through the arts program, Freeman acted as director, music supervisor, composer, and film editor for several productions. This gives Kepa a unique perspective that serves him well as he provides music for music supervisors, ad agencies, and music libraries.

Kepa Freeman brings a resourcefulness, professionalism, skill, and a dedication to every project as he lives up to his motto: Music with integrity for projects with integrity.