Spotlight: Josh Kaufman, Next in Pippin on Broadway
A cheat sheet on the Hoosier and reigning champ of The Voice.
Josh Kaufman has played local gigs at … The Monkey’s Tale (925 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-253-2883, www.themonkeystale.net), The Chatterbox (435 Massachusetts Ave., 317-636-0584, www.chatterboxjazz.com), Radio Radio (1119 E. Prospect St., 317-955-0995, www.futureshock.net), and Birdy’s Bar & Grill (2131 E. 71st St., 317-254-8971, www.birdyslive.com), among many others—he even rocked out for the downtown lunch crowd at Potbelly Sandwich Shop (55 Monument Circle, 317-423-9043, www.potbelly.com/shops). He also headlined this year’s Indiana State Fair Free Stage after having played on a side stage two summers ago.
The hat came from … Saks Fifth Avenue at the Fashion Mall.
His Indy band is … The New Etiquette, jamming since 2010.
He lives in … Carmel, or will soon—he’s using his $100,000 prize money to move there from Fountain Square.
He’s a Hoosier because … He moved from his native Florida to Indiana to attend Anderson University, finishing up his degree at IUPUI. And he could be found courtside during this year’s Pacers-Heat playoffs.
Catch him next in … Pippin on Broadway. Kaufman will appear as the lead from November 4 through January 4, during the high-profile holiday season.
This article appeared in The Ticket, a 2014 special publication.