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Laughs and jazz featured at Coffee House program

Kelly Wilson, Joanie Quinn, Betsy Kauffman and Reeds and Keys to visit library


Seeking a remedy for the winter blues? Laughing it up at a Coffee House might be the cure.

The Sandy Library’s January Coffee House will happen from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.

January’s Coffee House will feature Portland author and comedian Kelly Wilson. She will perform a family-friendly show titled “Comedy, Coffee and Jazz,” with guest comedians Joanie Quinn and Betsy Kauffman.

Wilson is the author of “Live Cheap and Free,” “Don’t Punch People in the Junk” and “Caskets from Costco.” She says she is an obsessed money saver attempting to stay sane through laughter.

You can learn more about her on her website, www.wilsonwrites.com.

Quinn and Kauffman, founders of Spilt Milk Comedy, a monthly show at O’Connor’s in Multnomah Village, are also experienced comedians.

Between sets of the show, jazz duo Reeds and Keys will perform.

Jeff Wilson, the “reeds” of Reeds and Keys, plays the alto and tenor saxophones, and is also proficient on clarinet, trumpet and bass guitar.

Kevin Winston complements Wilson as the “keys.” In addition to piano, he also plays trombone.

The two are teachers at Portland area schools in their day-to-day lives. Listen to their music at reedsandkeys.com.

— Kylie Wray

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