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Charlie Porter

Internationally acclaimed multi-genre trumpeter and composer, 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, who described Charlie’s playing as “fiery and intelligent.” ​ Following in the footsteps of his mentor, internationally acclaimed trumpeter & 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 dubbed only a “jazz” or “classical” trumpeter/composer. 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 was highly influential in shaping Charlie's inclusive view of music. ​ Mr. Porter has toured the world as a side-man and band-leader in jazz and also as a classical soloist and chamber musician, performing and recording with many notable musicians and groups over the last twenty years ranging from jazz greats like Joe Zawinul, Paquito D’Rivera, Charli Persip and Chuck Israels to classical artists such as Simone Dinnerstein and Sarah Chang, as well as world music greats Goran Bregovic, Bassekou Kouyate, Marcel Khalife and Kim Duksoo, among many others

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”Unorthodox and sophisticated” - Oregon Artswatch

“Porter's excellent stylish playing draws you in; you hang on each note” - Palm Beach Post

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Upcoming Shows

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Charlie Porter
The Liquor Store
Portland, OR

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Charlie Porter
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