$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 6pm / Doors 5pm
Join Independent Music Award nominee Jennifer Porter and her new band for an intimate evening featuring songs from her recent album, “These Years,” which has been receiving rave reviews both here and abroad, and has been played on stations around the world! Jennifer’s inspirational song “Road to Redemption” has been topping multiple Country, Adult Contemporary and Blues charts for several months. Whether you’re a fan of Jennifer’s, or you’ve never heard her before, you’ll want to catch this exciting moment in her musical journey, which takes her to northern Europe this November. You’ll hear Texas and Louisiana Blues, Soul, Country, Jazz, and more, sung and played as only Jennifer can!
“Every month, the chances of our aural landscape becoming jaded are blown away by new discoveries. Jennifer Porter is one of those American vocalists who will always exist at the cutting edge of fine music...Her versatility is often breathtaking.” —Roy Bainton, Blues Matters Magazine
Jennifer Porter is an award-winning musician, actor and screenwriter. A musician’s musician, Jennifer has sung with Classical and Jazz Orchestras, including the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, and smaller combos including her own quintet. She is also an accomplished Blues pianist, and has played with C.J. Chenier, Nathan and The Zydeco Cha-Chas, and Ils Sont Partis. Her musical repertoire spans from Jazz and Blues to Country and Opera (She originally trained as an Opera singer and a classical pianist), and she has been known to perform every style in a single concert. She is also a prodigious vocal arranger and stellar Music Director. In 1989 Jennifer was the first vocalist in Maine inducted into the prestigious musical honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda, which recognizes excellence in both musical performance and academics. She has recorded 7 albums to date, and will be releasing her newest album, “These Years,” recorded with Legendary producer Jay Newland, later this year. Her album Easy Living (2014), with Grammy-Winning producer, Lawrence Manchester, was nominated for a 2015 Independent Music Award in the Jazz With Vocals category, and was heard on jazz stations around the country, including KJAZZ in Los Angeles, WWOZ in New Orleans, and Public Radio International’s Jazz After Hours. Scott Yannow, author of The Jazz Singers, describes Jennifer as “blessed with a beautiful voice and an infectious musical spirit” He further states that Jennifer “simply swings, does not waste a note, and every sound she creates is lovely…(She) always uplifts the classic material she sings, making it sound both timeless and new”.