Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive. He comes to Classic Pianos to perform his Goldberg Variations / Variations. The jazz pianist is approaching J.S. Bach’s masterpiece as an inspiring font for creativity. Interspersed with his faithful and affectionate interpretation of the “Goldbergs” are his own improvised variations on Bach’s variations. Tepfer’s variations are marked by a ruminative joy, spiced with contemporary dissonances and a deep feel for the source as timeless music beyond category. Mr. Tepfer appears as a part of the 2014 Portland Jazz Festival’s piano series “PDX Piano Perspectives”. Tickets available at Organizer website.