Piano Bar with Courtney Freed and David Saffert
Are you ready for your time to SHINE? Join this monthly event with local songstress Courtney Freed and Portland-based pianist David Saffert as they host a good old-fashioned PIANO BAR.
You are invited to sing your favorite tune, open mic style (bring sheet music), or sit back and enjoy the talent and a delightful glass of wine with friends. Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience this musical magic at PCS every month.
Don't forget to tip your hosts and bar staff throughout this free show!
The strong, passionate, vivacious, and daring Courtney Freed is a Portland-based singer, songwriter, creatrix, and educator. She has been called a "whirlwind of excitement" as well as "effervescent" and "breathtaking." She has performed in many prestigious venues in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as Portland, where she resides. No stranger to the Oregon musical theatre scene, her most favorite recent roles were Florence in Chess at Lakewood Theater Company and Trina (Drammy nom!) in Live on Stage's Falsettos. She has also tread the boards of Portland Center Stage, Pixiedust Productions, Broadway Rose, Lakewood, Profile, Triangle Productions, and many more! She is a proud member of the vocal teaching staff at Resound NW. She also sings lead with local swing band, The Courtney Freed Five. Her latest album, "Big Crazy Love," a delicious combination of jazz-inspired originals and covers, was released in early 2022.
David Saffert has played piano locally for the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Resonance Ensemble, Portland Center Stage and has been featured on All Classical Portland radio’s “Thursdays at Three.” Past piano credits also involve work in Minnesota with the Guthrie Theater and in Michigan at the Interlochen Arts Camp. As an actor, David has been nominated for a PAMTA and Broadway World’s “Performer of the Decade” for his performance in “Murder for Two” at Broadway Rose Theatre. David is a Liberace tribute artist who performs with Jillian Snow Harris (as Liza Minnelli) and Bo Ayars (Liberace’s actual music director from 1973 to 1985). Together they have performed at 54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Nikko, Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael, Broadway Rose Theatre, CoHo Theatre, and Tony Starlight’s Showroom in Portland, and special television appearances in Liberace’s own Las Vegas mansion. Find out more at www.liberaceandliza.com.
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