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Laufey - ALL AGES - presented by PDX Jazz - w/ Matilda Mann
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
An All Ages show with Laufey, presented by PDX Jazz! This is a reschedule of her February show at Jack London Revue, all tickets for that previous show will be honored for the new date and venue.
PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our customers, we will be requiring proof of full COVID vaccination (or negative rapid COVID test), to enter the venue until further notice. More details at holocene.org/vaccine
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. VIP UPGRADES ARE NOW AVAILABLE! VIP Package ticket purchasers should plan to arrive one hour prior to doors in order to participate in the VIP experience. Expect to receive an email prior to the show with more details. K-N95 masks will be required for all attendees for the duration of the VIP experience. YOU MUST PURCHASE (OR HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED) A SEPARATE GENERAL ADMISSION ADVANCE TICKET IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE SHOW - THIS IS SIMPLY AN UPGRADE TO YOUR TICKET TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE PRE-SHOW VIP EXPERIENCE AS WELL.
VIP Package includes:
• Exclusive three (3) song, solo acoustic set from Laufey
• Photo with Laufey (polaroid)
• Early entry to the venue (1 hour prior to scheduled Door time)
• First/early access to the merch table DOES NOT INCLUDE A GA TICKET