Composer/Pianist Jeffrey Michael Kauffman has amassed diverse credits in both musical and writing/journalism careers over several decades. Critics have called Jeff’s original jazz “glorious, captivating, intriguing, and exotic.” Unwilling to be pigeonholed as a jazz, pop, classical or theater music artist, Jeff has forged a long and successful career.
Member of the renown 70’s Portland band “Jacob’s Ladder” that toured internationally, opening for Fleetwoood Mac in Europe, played the Portland Vortex Festival as well as Woodstock in NY. Wrote Herb Alpert’s hit “Rise” and also toured and played bass for Paul Butterfield and Tina Turner.
Well known in the business community, Scot makes it apparent he could have had a vocal career. With a voice so powerful a microphone is redundant and a born leader of the party, Scot delivers maximum entertainment every show.
It's been said that 99W Band Frontman Scot Gavic belts out a song with enough power that a microphone seems redundant. Busting out classic rock and power pop from the 60's to present day, the 99W Band pleases audiences wherever they go.
From membership of the local band "Earth" in the 60's with Craig Dickson until today with the 99W Band, Dave's primary goal is bringing the joy of music to an audience.
Jeff has performed with cover bands and original music groups since he was 16. He played drums on local singer/songwriter Andy Harrison’s debut album, “Butterflies and Demons.” Three songs from the album were released nationally and internationally, two of which reached number 1 and number 3 on the Gavin Up & Coming Chart. Jeff also contributed drum tracks on local artist Julie Larson’s “Freedom” album, which received high praise in Billboard Magazine.