Ivory tickler Kiefer studied Jazz at UCLA under some of the greats. Both a student and a teacher, Kiefer says: "I spend everyday talking to students and mentors and listening to music and finding things that I think are beautiful, and then translating them through my unique musicality." He creates gorgeous tracks on "10,000 Days."
Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs. Author, musician, songwriter, actor and screenwriter, this Renaissance man lures us into his 16th album with "Jesus Alone." Photo: Kerry Brown