Jennifer Porter Releases New Album “These Years”
ndependent Music Award-nominee Jennifer Porter will release her new album "These Years" on December 7th.
After years working just under the radar in the music industry, Jennifer’s beautiful voice and evocative songs caught the attention of 12-time Grammy-winning producer, Jay Newland. "These Years" is the product of their collaboration. It consists of five original songs by Jennifer and five covers of songs by The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Bobby Sharp. The music features Jennifer’s unique, sultry voice backed by a stellar band. The album also showcases guest appearances by Grammy nominee C.J. Chenier on accordion and Country Music Hall-of-Famer, Charlie McCoy on harmonica and vibes.
Jennifer worked with longtime friends and Grammy-winners, Lawrence Manchester and Adam Ayan on the mixing and mastering of the album. Manchester currently works as a producer and lead music mixer on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. To date, Ayan has mastered 42 Grammy Award-winning recordings.
Jennifer’s previous album "Easy Living", with Manchester, was nominated for a 2015 Independent Music Award in the Jazz With Vocals category and received airplay throughout the country, including over a year on KJAZZ in Los Angeles, WWOZ in New Orleans and Public Radio International’s "Jazz After Hours." "These Years" is Jennifer's seventh album to date.
"These Years", to be released under Porter’s Maine-based label, Cougar Moon Music is heavily influenced by Soul, Blues and Roots music. This new album is a departure from her previous Jazz and film score recordings, yet retains Jennifer’s rich, lovely sound.
About Jennifer Porter
A member of the prestigious music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda, which recognizes excellence in both musical performance and academics, Jennifer Porter is a talented vocalist whose repertoire spans from Jazz and Blues to Country and Opera. She has been known to perform each of those styles in a single concert. 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 appeared with C.J. Chenier, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas, and Buckwheat Zydeco’s band, Ils Sont Partis.