The uniquely talented, Berlin-based vocalist/emcee/pianist, Sean Haefeli, represents a new breed, schooled in jazz, soul and hip-hop, able to execute with an emcee’s sense of flow, a singer’s melodic sensibilities, and a jazz pianist’s soaring improvisations.
Since his first album debuted in ’02, Sean has gained a reputation as an adept lyricist, highly skilled pianist, and versatile vocalist, able to use his sonorous and warm vocals to integrate sounds ranging from Andy Bey to Gil Scott-Heron to Myka 9. As the writer, Kalamu ya Salaam has written, “Sometimes it swings, sometimes it grooves, but there is always something emotionally moving going on.”
"This guy is great, sorry I'm a latecomer!" - Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6/Brownswood)
"Berlin based pianist, vocalist, lyricist, and composer Sean Haefeli mesmerized us with his vocal jazz that’s sprinkled with welcome notes of Jose James and Gil Scott-Heron. Others have referenced Last Poets, Roberta Flack, Michael Franti, Bobby McFerrin, and Gregory Porter when speaking about his music. Looks like dude has a pretty fail proof thing going on as far as many are concerned." - Giant Step