September's INHOUSE concert is another in our Piano Series featuring Randy Porter with San Francisco bassist John Wiitala
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. 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…” Randy Porter has performed with many jazz greats, recorded, performed and toured worldwide. Currently, Porter teaches jazz piano at Lewis and Clark College. Randy has been a festival artist for several Oregon Coast Jazz Parties. http://www.randyporter.com/
John Wiitala lives and performs in San Fransisco, CA. He has been a frequent performer in the Oregon Coast Jazz Party John has worked with some of the greatest names in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Junior Cool, Charlie Rouse, James Moody, Bud Shank, and Cecil Payne. He has toured with Richie Cole, Arturo Sandoval, Shorty Rogers and Jessica Williams and has played jazz festivals around the world, including, North Sea, Montreux, Detroit and JVC Concord. His recording credits include work with Scott Hamilton, Jessica Williams, Marl Levine as well as Antin Schwartz.
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