THE ODESSA REVIEW NEW ISSUE
A virtuoso pianist, composer, and musical pedagogue, Mike Kaufman-Portnikov has already created several projects in the unique “Jazz-theater” style. Each one of his concerts is an inseparable synthesis of original and time-tested jazz pieces with compelling literary material and a vivid video accompaniment. The play “Jacob’s Ladder” was written especially for Mike by Karine Arutyunova, a Kyiv writer and artist with Jewish and Armenian roots. The play itself is a sort of journey through time – told through the sounds of a grand piano.
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