Sunday, December 30
Charlie Porter Quartet plays the Music of Donald Byrd
Teutonic Wine Company
3303 SE 20th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
The Charlie Porter Quartet featuring David Goldblatt on piano, Bill Athens on bass and Alan Jones on drums, will be performing the music of Donal Byrd.
Charlie Porter first cut his teeth on the New York jazz scene, while simultaneously studying classical trumpet performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of famed trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis. Following in the footsteps of his mentor, internationally acclaimed trumpeter and composer Charlie 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 all “good music” and avoiding the pigeon holdings of being labeled only a “jazz” or “classical” musician. Without a doubt, touring with his quartet throughout India, China, West Africa and Southeast Asia as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s American Music Abroad program helped to shape Charlie’s inclusive view of music. Porter recently recorded his long-awaited debut album as a leader, self-titled Charlie Porter, featuring original compositions.
Music beings at 7:30 pm and we will offer a small-plate dinner menu 5 to 9 pm. There will be a $5 cover at the door. This is a 21+ event.