Tonight, Khari Mateen will be playing at Chris’ Jazz Cafe. This is definitely a show to check out.
1421 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA, US
Khari Mateen is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His first credits of note came with The Roots’ 2006 album Game Theory (Grammy nominated), for which he co-produced the title track, “Livin’ in a New World,” and “Clock with No Hands.” In addition to continuing his collaborations with The Roots — he contributed to Rising Down and Undun — he collaborated with Joy Denalane, Jill Scott, Tye Tribbett, James Poyser, J*Davey, and Roots offshoot Money Making Jam Boys, among others. In 2011, Khari produced “Make My,” the title track to The Roots’ Grammy nominated Undun. While producing, Khari began composing for independent films and TV shows. He scored the Sundance series Brick City, which went on to receive multiple Emmy nominations, as well as the HBO Documentary film “Prayer For The Perfect Season.” In 2011, he began releasing solo recordings — Khari (EP) — and in 2012 he released his debut album “Wait for Sunrise”, a brief set of moody and slightly off-center R&B, through his label, The Lunchroom. Soul Train named it one of 2012′s best releases. Khari was also one of seven men featured in the 2012 Fall Men’s Issue, Philadelphia Style Magazine, “Philly Men on the Fast Track to Success.” Mateen is also a member of the rock band Elevator Fight.