Since trumpeter Charlie Porter formed his quartet in 2005, the group has been steadily forging a strong reputation on the international jazz circuit and in NYC venues, including Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. Charlie received his training at The Juilliard School and the Conservatoire de Paris and was the first to win the National Trumpet Competition in both the jazz and classical divisions. As a composer, he has been commissioned by Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and has worked with noted musicians such as Paquito D'Rivera and Joe Zawinul.

In 2007, the Charlie Porter Quartet was one of six groups chosen by Jazz at Lincoln Center to act as international Jazz Ambassadors, touring Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Côte d'Ivoire, and Cameroon.

The other highly acclaimed members of the quartet are Adam Birnbaum, piano; Joseph Lepore, bass; and Jordan Young, drums.