Kingfisher

Kingfisher is a Boston-based contra dance band, consisting of Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle) and Jeff Kaufman (piano, mandolin, drums, synths).
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Past gigs
date venue caller
2018 Jun 26 MIT Bob Peterson
2018 Aug 14 MIT Laura Johannes
2018 Oct 7 BIDA
with Casey Murray
Ron Blechner
2018 Oct 11 Portland ME JoLaine Jones-Pokorney
2018 Oct 24 Amherst MA Lisa Greenleaf
2018 Oct 27 JP MA
with Casey Murray
Ron Blechner
2019 Feb 9 Cotuit MA Laura Johannes
2019 Mar 1 Deerfield NH Luke Donforth
2019 Apr 12 NEFFA Don Veino
2019 May 13 Charlotte NC Dean Hooks, Jr.
2019 May 14 Clemmons NC Warren Doyle
2019 May 15 Baltimore MD Penelope Weinberger
2019 May 16 Rochester NY Katy Heine
2019 May 17 Ithaca NY House Callers
2019 May 18 Poughkeepsie NY Sue Gola
2019 Jul 6 Montpelier VT Don Stratton
2019 Jul 7 Cambridge MA Yaron Shragai
2019 Jul 12 Greenfield MA Peter Stix
2019 Jul 30 Boston MA Marcie Van Cleave
2019 Aug 7 Amherst MA Maia McCormick
2019 Sep 1 Cambridge MA Tony Parkes
2020 Jan 15 Amherst MA Hannah Jolas
2020 Feb 1 Peterborough NH Hannah Jolas
2020 Feb 8 Worcester MA Billy Fischer
2020 Feb 14 San Diego CA Frannie Marr
2020 Feb 15 South Pasadena CA Frannie Marr
2020 Feb 16 Santa Barbara CA Frannie Marr
2020 Mar 19 [cancelled]
Concord MA
Andrew Stout
2020 Mar 20-
Mar 22
[cancelled]
Beantown Stomp
Cambridge MA
Lisa Greenleaf
Luke Donforth
2020 Mar 28 [cancelled]
Fiddlehead Frolic
Ithaca NY
Bob Isaacs
2020 May 13 [cancelled]
Princeton NJ
2020 May 14 [cancelled]
Mt Airy PA
2020 May 15 [cancelled]
Brooklyn NY
2020 May 16 [cancelled]
Poughkeepsie NY
Sue Gola
2020 May 17 [cancelled]
Glen Echo MD
2020 May 18 [cancelled]
Charlotte NC
2020 May 19 [cancelled]
Clemmons NC
2020 May 20 [cancelled]
Mebane NC
2020 May 21 [cancelled]
Asheville NC
AnneMarie Walter
2020 May 22 [cancelled]
Glen Echo MD
2020 May 23 [cancelled]
New York NY
Carl Levine
2020 May 24 [cancelled]
Dawn Dance
Brattleboro VT
2020 May 29 [cancelled]
Albany NY
Bob Isaacs
2020 Jun 5 [cancelled]
Expanding the Contraverse
Concord MA
2020 Aug 1 [cancelled]
Montpelier VT
Don Veino
2020 Aug 13 [cancelled]
Portland ME
Luke Donforth
2020 Sep 12 [cancelled]
Worcester MA
2021 Nov 13 Worcester MA Billy Fischer
2022 May 14 Porchfest
Somerville MA
2022 May 14 [cancelled]
Jamaica Plain MA
Ron Blechner
2022 Jun 4 Northboro MA Don Veino
2022 Jun 24 Greenfield MA Nils Fredland
2022 Jul 1-
Jul 3
Dancing Fish
Melrose, FL
Janet Shepherd
Bob Isaacs
2022 Aug 27 Spark in the Dark
Somerville MA
Liz Nelson
2022 Sep 10 Wethersfield CT Jennifer Jasenski
2022 Sep 17 New York NY Paul Morris
2022 Sep 30 Albany NY Liz Nelson
2022 Oct 29 Montpelier VT Don Stratton
2023 Jan 27 Rehoboth MA Lisa Greenleaf
2023 Feb 11 Worcester MA Rich Sbardella
2023 Feb 15 Amherst MA Liz Nelson
2022 Feb 25 Jamaica Plain MA Dereck Kalish
2023 Apr 15 Chatham NJ Michael Karcher
2023 Apr 16 Brooklyn NY Will Mentor
2023 Apr 21 NEFFA Don Veino
2023 Apr 30 Smith College
Techno Contra
Hannah Jolas
2023 May 13 Porchfest
Somerville MA
Harris Lapiroff
2023 May 13 Jamaica Plain MA Dave Eisenstadter
2023 Jun 9 Greenfield MA Liz Nelson
2023 Jun 10 Wethersfield CT Don Veino
2023 Jun 30-
Jul 1
Dancing Fish
Melrose, FL
Janet Shepherd
2023 Sep 3 Private Event
2023 Sep 8 Albany NY Ben Sachs-Hamilton
2023 Sep 9 New York NY Ben Sachs-Hamilton
2023 Sep 29-
Oct 1
Adirondack Dance Weekend
Silver Bay NY
George Marshall
Hannah Chamberlain
2023 Oct 15 ContraStock
Glen Echo MD
Bob Isaacs
2023 Nov 18 Lenox MA
Mark Price filling in for Jeff
Harris Lapiroff
2023 Jan 5 Coventry CT Jim Gregory
2024 Jan 6 Chatham NJ
Double Dance
Bob Isaacs
2024 Jan 26-
Jan 28
Florida Snow Ball
Gulfport FL
Janine Smith
Will Mentor
2024 Feb 11 Portland ME Hannah Chamberlain
2024 Feb 21 Princeton NJ Alex Deis-Lauby
2024 Feb 22 Mt. Airy PA Alex Deis-Lauby
2024 Feb 23 Glen Echo MD Alex Deis-Lauby
2024 Feb 24 Bethlehem PA Alex Deis-Lauby
2024 Feb 25 Brooklyn NY Alex Deis-Lauby
2024 Apr 19-
Apr 21
NEFFA
Marlborough MA
Alex Deis-Lauby
2024 May 11 Porchfest
Somerville MA
2024 May 11 Wethersfield CT Don Veino
2024 May 16 Concord MA Julian Blechner
date venue caller
2024 May 18 Lenox MA Harris Lapiroff
2024 Jun 8 Worcester MA Dereck Kalish
2024 Jun 27 Rochester NY Harris Lapiroff
2024 Jun 28 Pittsburgh PA Harris Lapiroff
2024 Jun 29 Bloomington IN Harris Lapiroff
2024 Jun 30 St Louis MO Harris Lapiroff
2024 Jul 1 Cincinnati OH Harris Lapiroff
2024 Jul 2 Indianapolis IN Harris Lapiroff
2024 Aug 2 Newfields NH
2024 Aug 30-
Sep 2
Dancing Fish
Melrose, FL
Dereck Kalish
2024 Sep 18 Amherst MA Will Mentor
2024 Oct 4 Belfast ME Will Mentor
2024 Oct 5 Cumberland ME
2024 Oct 6 Berwick ME Hannah Chamberlain
2024 Oct 19 Brooklyn NY
2024 Oct 20 Smith College
Techno Contra
Maia McCormick
2024 Nov 9 Worcester MA Harris Lapiroff
2024 Nov 23 Fall Frolic
Techno Contra
Greenfield MA
Michael Karcher
2025 Jan 10-
Jan 12
Chattaboogie
Chattanooga TN
2025 Jan 25 Sheffield MA
2025 Feb 19 Baltimore MD Alex Deis-Lauby
2025 Feb 20 Asheville NC Alex Deis-Lauby
2025 Feb 21 Glen Echo MD Alex Deis-Lauby
2025 Feb 22 Bethlehem PA Alex Deis-Lauby
2025 Feb 23 Brooklyn NY Alex Deis-Lauby
Booking: jeff.t.kaufman@gmail.com

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