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Jeffrey Michael Kauffman live at Prosperity Pie Shoppe

Join us for an evening with Jeffrey Michael Kauffman!

No cover charge.

Jeffrey Michael Kauffman has amassed diverse credits in both musical and writing/journalism careers over several decades. In the music world, Portland, Oregon critics have called Jeff’s original jazz “glorious, captivating, intriguing, and exotic.” Theater reviewers have praised his Music Direction as “extremely tight, with drive and balance.” Unwilling to be pigeonholed as a jazz, pop, rock, classical or theater music artist, Jeff has forged a long and successful career based in Portland, but with a worldwide reach, as that rare breed of musician who, in the words of another reviewer, “does it all, and does it all with panache and grace.”

Among Jeff’s many notable musical achievements: national composing grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts, Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts and Nautilus Music Theater; commissions/fellowships to create music in such varied genres as free jazz (for Portland’s Art in Public Spaces series) and opera (for the Resident Artists of Portland Opera); long term house pianist at several popular lounges and clubs; over eight years as featured artist and special material writer aboard a cruise ship; numerous Music Directing and original underscoring credits for many of Portland’s major and alternative theater companies; numerous television performing credits; television soundtracks, including Portland’s first-ever CableACE nominated production; and frequent music direction and special material writing for nationally known theater and cabaret artists, including Susannah Mars, Michele Mariana, and Broadway’s Tony nominated Brooks Ashmanskas as well as Tony winning Corey Brunish. Jeff was winner of the OTAS Award for Musical Direction for his conducting of Lakewood Theater’s The Producers, the most successful show in the over half century history of that theater company.

Earlier Event: April 27
Henna by Kairi
Later Event: April 28
Tarot Card Readings w/ Santosh