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“With a voice that sounds like it jumped off an old phonograph, [Tiffany Pfeiffer] mixes a classic-jazz vocal aesthetic with modern beats, flavors and rhythms… a remarkably talented songstress.” – Dan Bolles, Seven Days

With classical roots, Tiffany’s music is as varied as the many styles she resonates and loves: jazz, punk, soul, rock, pop; the common thread is a combination of tonality and meditation—drawing from both the West and the East, from motion and emotion, creating a portal to the present moment. In 2010, she released her debut original EP, Amor Frio, produced by Brooklyn dub legend Dr. Israel, and in 2016, Stampede of Love, an EP of jazz standards by Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Bobby Timmons and Oscar Brown, Jr.

Tiffany launched her music career in 2003, with a chance audition and subsequent sold-out performance at B.B. King Blues Club in NYC’s Times Square. The show, called “Soulfully Sinatra”, proved to herself and the world that despite her classical training she is at equally at home as a jazz and soul singer. She formed The Discarnate Band that same year, starting out with covers of Etta James and Billie Holiday, and later writing and performing her original music in clubs throughout NYC. In summer 2008, she relocated from Brooklyn to the Burlington, Vermont, area where her band continues to evolve with a rotating cast of collaborators.

In 2010, her jazz career had an accidental renaissance, due to a double-booked show that led to her sitting in with a local Vermont jazz band. Since then, she continues to perform with many of the northeast’s most innovative jazz musicians and has been featured at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, as well as taken the stage internationally in Bermuda, Canada, and Goa, India.

Singing since age 4, Tiffany grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where she sang in church, with her family’s gospel singing group, and with the Nebraska Children’s Chorus, with whom she competed and toured throughout the U.S. and Europe. She studied music and magazine journalism at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and in February 2019, received an MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently arranging the body of work she created at VCFA, and a new live show and album are in the works.