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.