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Randy Porter

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…”

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“. . . Porter’s superb technical facility allows him to weave tricky meters and clever cross-rhythms into a spirited, organic whole that emerges simply as beautiful music. “ – Lynn Darroch, The Oregonian

“…Randy Porter, an exceptional pianist whose grace and grit should win him many new friends. Listen!” –Chuck Berg

“(Randy Porter is). . . possessed of a fabulous technical command of his instrument, which in his case manifests itself not so much in rapid and glitzy runs as in subtler pianistic virtues: gorgeous touch, remarkable independence of left and right hands, and seemingly effortless execution of his harmonically rich musical outpourings.” –Glen Good

“The phrase that hooked me comes at the hands of pianist Randy Porter… As a soloist, Porter is soulful and intelligent.” –Jason West

“I’m impressed with Randy’s great confidence, a confidence that allows the music to breathe deeply.” –Chuck Berg, Downbeat

“…what really sets the vocals off in a whole other plane is the impressive band of musicians that (Diane) Schuur has corralled

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Randy has adjudicated, taught master classes, and been a featured performer in college festivals, clinics, and summer workshops throughout the nation, including the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the Port Townsend Jazz Workshop, Jazz Camp West, Reno Jazz Festival and others. Porter has taught jazz piano, arranging and improvisation classes at University of Nevada, Reno,96-98, University of Oregon 2000-2001, and jazz history at Lewis and Clark College 2003-2004. Porter is currently adjunct faculty at Lewis and Clark College

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Events

Date Event Time
Jul5Wed Alan Jones Sextet
Fremont Theater
Portland, OR
8:00 pm
Jul15Sat Rebecca Kilgore Quartet
The Jazz Station
Eugene, OR
7:00 pm
Jul23Sun Rebecca Kilgore Trio
The 1905
Portland, OR
7:00 pm
Aug2Wed Alan Jones Sextet
Fremont Theater
Portland, OR
8:00 pm
Sep6Wed Alan Jones Sextet
Fremont Theater
Portland, OR
8:00 pm
Oct4Wed Alan Jones Sextet
Fremont Theater
Portland, OR
8:00 pm
Nov1Wed Alan Jones Sextet
Fremont Theater
Portland, OR
8:00 pm

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