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LAUFEY

February 20, 2022 | 8:00 pm

$30.00

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*ON SALE TO PDX JAZZ MEMBERS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19 AT 10AM
*PUBLIC ON SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 3 AT 10AM

2022 BIAMP PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL
LAUFEY

JACK LONDON REVUE | Doors 7:00 pm / Show 8:00 pm
$30.00 ADVANCE GA / $35.00 DOS (21+)

Half Chinese and half Icelandic, Laufey spent much of her childhood traveling between Reykjavík and Washington, DC, where she learned to speak English with barely a trace of an accent. Inspired in part by her mother, a classical violinist, she took up piano and cello early on, but it was her father’s collection of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday albums that spoke to her on a deeper level. “I’m definitely very influenced by composers like Ravel and Chopin,” Laufey explains, “but when I discovered the Great American Songbook and the music of George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, it felt like this middle ground between jazz and classical that suited me perfectly.”

Laufey dove into the music headfirst, captivated by the lush arrangements and dreamy vocals, and by her teenage years, she was already turning heads with a mesmerizing style that belied her young age. After landing a prestigious Presidential Scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, Laufey moved to Boston, where she began writing her own songs blending sophisticated jazz melodies and slow-burning R&B grooves.

Unable to tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she began performing a mix of originals and vintage classics on Instagram and TikTok, and within a year, she would find herself racking up millions of likes, topping the Icelandic radio charts with her debut single, “Street By Street,” and earning support from Billie Eilish and Willow Smith. Laufey will release her debut EP, Typical of Me, later this year.

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PDX Jazz follows all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines issued by public authorities and the venues that host our events. Mandatory mask wearing, proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test and seating limitations may apply to performances. If any of these health and safety measures has been enacted, compliance will be required by all show attendees. If an event cancels due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, refund will be available at at the point of ticket purchase.

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Date:
February 20, 2022
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
$30.00
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Venue

The Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Website:
http://jacklondonrevue.com/
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