About Me

  • “Best Live Live Entertainment While Dining”, awarded in 2006 and 2007 by the Post Crescent Golden Fork Award to The Seasons Restaurant while the John Pfeiffer Duo was regularly featured.
  • Featured performer for non-profit events, we support fund-raisers for Hospice Rocks, The Neenah Animal Shelter, B.A.B.E.S, private fund-raisers, and entertain at retirement homes.
  • Active supporter of businesses with environmentally sustainable business models, such as JCP Recording (see below), and Just Act Natural, a store that makes green living easy.
  • Performances with the The Geriatric Jazz Group, North Coast Jazz Project, Train Wreck (the band), Island Jazz players, Easy Pieces (variety band), Jason Kipp and his Big Band, The Bobby Spahn Quartet, and The Ed Franks Review.
  • Trio performances with Dr. Mark Moore, Joe and Ray Maas, and Mark Sackman D.M.A.
  • Duo performances with Ron Hull (keyboards), Tom Powell (Trombone, bass, guitar), Roger Teske (bass), Gary Zimmer (all reeds and flute), Frank Nelsen (bass, guitar), and Bill Ott (bass).
  • It’s been my honor to perform with other local musicians in various settings: Russ Allen, Chris Aron, Ken Anderson, Gene Bauhlman, Charlotte Boone, Ken Cady, Bob Eick, Pat Fraze, Jim “Fauz”, Stan Cosgrove, Brad Curan, Rocky Daehler, Ray Dufano, Jim Franklin, Gabe Graham, Jeff Johnston, Steve Johnson, Dan and Jeff Johnston, Dave Jordahl, Pierre Joseph, Marty Keys, Tom Kopaz, Ray Krieger, Mike Kubicki, James Lefavre, Jesse (Jesus) Macahor, Mike Marks, Rob McWilliams, Audrey Nowak, Pete Runde, Ben Ruetten, Ron Schwartz, Brian Sparks, Dave Strandberg, Dave & John Sullivan, Dr. John Toussaint, Neil Verboncoer, Lee and Tim Vosters, Steve Yeomans, and others not forgotten: Norm Beckman, Saxy Sawyer, Reggie Nye, Del Haskins, Dan Steiner, Andy Schuh, Gene Verstagen.
  • Performance jam sessions with musicians in San Francisco and Cincinnati: Bob Kennedy, Rick House (Band), Nate Lopez (8-string guitarist), Jerry Dalton & the Blue Note Cats.
  • John Pfeiffer solo performances at local art shows, private parties, and two family reunions (my Dad invited me, a personal high!)
  • JCP Recording – Recording studio owner/engineer/producer, completing multiple CD projects for multiple bands, band demos, commercial soundtracks, and radio broadcasts.  The studio is greater than 100 percent wind-powered, purchasing all power from wind generators and also investing in energy credits supporting renewable resources.
  • Geriatric Jazz Group, 1996-2003. I had the privilege of performing over 250 jobs with the Geriatric Jazz Group including: four appearances at the Neenah Jazz Festival, Ripon Jazz Festival, Green Lake Music Festival, multiple performances on the Good Morning Wisconsin TV show, and repeat performances for the City of Appleton at Springfest, Art in the Park, and Octoberfest.
  • Professional sound reinforcement for nationally recognized jazz, rock, and country bands. Roland Kirk, Taj Mahall, Pure Prairie League, Spirit, John Mellencamp (as a front man for Pure Funk Band), multiple music festivals including rock and bluegrass engagements.
  • Professional rock and country bands. 1972-1975, multiple local Cincinnati bands providing full-time employment, affiliations with multiple professional artists.
  • Music store employment, 1968-1975. Seven year’s experience during high school and college at two different music stores, including music instruction, instrument and amplifier repair, and sales.
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