Kai Wen Bio

An old cigar box with rubber bands stretched across it was my first instrument; I've been hooked on creating music ever since. I was born in Tallahassee, Florida, which is not really known for being a musical mecca, but as long as the radio was working, I was cool.
My Grandmother's brother had a juke joint next door to my grandmother house, and on the weekends he would let my cousins and me inside to play on the pool table and listen to music on the jukebox. I loved that jukebox to death. The music seemed to surround you as if the singers were in the club. It was cool that as a kid in grade school I was able to listen to all the new records at my uncle's club. I still have the old 45 records from the jukebox packed away.
When I was in high school my Grandmother bought me an old organ. That's when I started to get serious about my music and began taking piano lessons. I found myself writing a lot of classical-style music, and I used to work that bossa nova pre-set rhythm until it got on my Granny's nerves. I outgrew the organ when I got hip to keyboard samplers and drum machines. I graduated to writing jazzy tracks--which got into the hands of some people who had connections to some filmmakers and soon my music was being used in films. Trois and Trois II: Pandora's Box both feature some of my tracks.
I'd have to say my musical inspirations are Prince, Marvin Gaye, James Moody, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Babyface, Sting, Stuart Matthewman, Michael Jackson, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Diane Warren, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Wonder. It's a little eclectic, I know, but when you hear my music, you'll get it.
Whenever I listen to a new piece of music it's like getting a music lesson. This is how I learn, by listening and paying attention. I'd like to work with anyone from whom I can learn something about music. My goal is to write a piece of music so touching that it moves someone to tears; to know that I can touch someone's heart in such a way with one of my songs that it moves the listener emotionally -- that would be cool.
I've found that if you're centered about what you do and don't worry what your boys think about you, if you're just being what you are, people will gravitate toward your music.


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over 30 days ago to Kai Wen

I'm loving broadjam. Hope to work with you all. Lets keep the music coming.

Kai Wen

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