Pianist Steve Christofferson performs in clubs and jazz festivals around the world. He is best known for accompanying Grammy nominated vocalist Nancy King. He toured Europe with the Alan Jones Sextet, and performed in China with Mia Nicholson. He has worked with Jim Pepper, Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson and many others. Steve plays piano with exemplary depth and warmth, and creates his signature sound by doubling on melodica, which he makes a surprisingly poignant tool for improvisation as well as for lead lines. Christofferson lays down graceful chord structures on piano, filling in atmospheric washes or subtly funky solos, thickening the tonal palette with the melodica's distinctive blend of innocence and yearning.
Heather Keizur, a jazz vocalist is emerging as one of the most unique singers on the Northwest Jazz scene. Shades of Dalida, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Henri Salvador color Heather's latest CD, Under My Skin, a sultry, expressive, soothing, and romantic album with classic ballads, jazz standards and some authentic French chansons. Her first CD, J'ai Deux Amours, features beautiful melodies of love and longing, many sung in French and speaks to Heather's love of Edith Piaf, Blossom Dearie and Billie Holiday.
Born in San Jose, California, Heather grew up in British Columbia, Canada where her passion for music and the French language began. Throughout her life, she has performed as a soloist, and with a variety of jazz bands, country and pop music duos, and in churches in Canada, Oregon, Washington and California. In 2008, she hit the vibrant Portland, Oregon jazz scene with her unique, timeless
and bi-lingual style (French and English) and is now a well-known entertainer there.
She sings some of the Northwest's premier jazz musicians, including Steve Christofferson, Tom Grant, Vince Frates,Dave Captein, Dennis Caiazza, and Ron Steen, as well as bay area pianist David K Mathews.
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