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Randy Porter Duo

Sunday, August 11, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Porter plays Porter, Frishberg and more.

Seating is very limited so reserve early.

Siskiyou Music Project welcomes back Portland based pianist Randy Porter with bassist Patrick Golichnik for an intimate concert at the Old Siskiyou Barn on Sunday, August 11 at  7 p.m.

Jazz pianist Randy Porter has a refined understanding of improvisation and the spontaneous communication between musicians. As a Steinway Artist, Randy Porter draws from a rich palette of sonorities found within his imagination and the depths of the piano. Lynn Darroch of The
Oregonian 
states, “Porter has built a reputation as a musician’s musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time and gorgeous keyboard facility…” Nominated for the 60th Grammy Awards, Randy’s recent release Porter Plays Porter with Nancy King is a mix of swing, wit, harmony and lyrical adventure. In the spirit of Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson, tunes featuring Nancy King are interspersed with instrumental tracks featuring the Randy Porter Trio. The vehicle for improvisation is the master songwriter Cole Porter, with the exception of Inside Your Mind, a ballad written by Randy Porter. Legendary vocalist Nancy King joins the Randy Porter Trio: Randy, piano; John Wiitala, bass; and Todd Strait on drums. Randy Porter has performed with many jazz greats, including Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He currently performs with Charles McPherson, Madeline Eastman, the New York Voices, Rebecca Kilgore and Nancy King. With the Charles McPherson Quartet, he has traveled throughout the US and in France, Italy, Greece, and China. The Charles McPherson Quartet has re- created the music from the classic recording Charlie Parker with Strings, performing with many orchestras nationwide. Porter has also performed McPherson’s Sweet Synergy Suite with the San Diego Ballet.
Musical highlights include performing at Kimball’s with Art Farmer and Clifford Jordan, Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center with Diane Schuur, Seattle’s Jazz Alley with New York Voices, concerts at Yoshi’s in San Francisco with Madeline Eastman, Karrin Allyson and Rebecca Kilgore, The House of Blues in Chicago and BB King’s Blues Club in NYC with Gino Vannelli, the Monterey Jazz Festival with Madeline Eastman, the Chicago and Detroit Jazz Festivals with Charles McPherson.

For more information visit Randy’s website at randyporter.com/about.html

Details

Date:
Sunday, August 11, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

SMP/Music In The Mountains
Phone
541-488-3869
Email

Venue

The Old Siskiyou Barn
(Call for directions)
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Details

Date:
Sunday, August 11, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

SMP/Music In The Mountains
Phone
541-488-3869
Email

Venue

The Old Siskiyou Barn
(Call for directions)
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
+ Google Map