Charlie Porter Quintet

Portland Metro Arts – Saturday, August 17 – 5:30 p.m.
Charlie Porter Quintet

Charlie Porter Quintet

Saturday, August 17, doors open: 1:00 p.m., set begins: 5:30 p.m.
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Porter’s excellent stylish playing draws you in; you hang on each note! ​ – Palm Beach Post

Internationally acclaimed trumpeter and composer Porter first emerged on the New York jazz scene, while studying classical and jazz trumpet performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of famed trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis. Like his mentor, Porter has delved into many projects from jazz and classical to Arabic, Indian, African, Australian Aboriginal and Korean music, seeking to find common ground among music from these varied traditions. Touring India, China, West Africa and Southeast Asia with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s American Music Abroad program shaped Porter’s inclusive view of music. Porter recently recorded his long-awaited debut album as a leader, self-titled Charlie Porter, featuring original compositions.      

Porter has toured the world performing and recording with many notable musicians and groups over the last twenty years ranging from jazz greats like Joe Zawinul, Paquito D’Rivera, Charlie Persip, and Chuck Israels, to classical artists such as Simone Dinnerstein, Sarah Chang, and Joyce DiDonato, as well as world music greats, Goran Bregovic, Marcel Khalife and Kim Duksoo. He is also founding member of the grammy-nominated electro-acoustic Absolute Ensemble, directed by Kristjan Jarvi.     

Porter holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music in jazz and classical performance, and he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Paris Conservatory. Charlie was the first trumpeter to win 1st place in both the classical and jazz divisions of the National Trumpet Competition. As a composer he has been commissioned by Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation.

Lineup: Charlie Porter, trumpet; Joe Manis, saxophones; Greg Goebel, piano; Jon Lakey, bass; Alan Jones, drums

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Charlie Porter – trumpet
Joe Manis – saxophones
Greg Goebel – piano
Jon Lakey – bass
Alan Jones – drums