Charlie Porter

Charlie Porter

 New York City, New York, USA

New York-based trumpeter and composer Charlie Porter has a fiery and intelligent approach to jazz that is both forward-thinking and steeped in tradition.


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. Throughout their travels, they have gained experience in communicating their music to a wide variety of communities and fostering cultural exchange with local musicians and audiences. As one of the resident groups in Carnegie Hall's "Musical Connections" program, they play an active role performing community concerts in the NYC area.

The quartet was recently selected by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State in 2010 to tour South East Asia this summer as part of the Rhythm Road American Music Abroad program. Previously in 2007, the quartet traveled to five countries in Western Africa under the same program.

Charlie received his training at The Juilliard School 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.


"Initiation" The Charlie Porter Quartet, released 2010