Chuck Redd Trio with Randy Porter (piano) and Tom Wakeling (bass)
World-renowned jazz vibraphonist and drummer Chuck Redd is joined by pianist Randy Porter and bassist Tom Wakeling for a one-time-only Portland concert appearance at the Classic Pianos Recital Hall.
Drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd began his career when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21, also becoming a member of the supergroup, The Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd and Herb Ellis.) Chucks work with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski, the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra and others resulted in 25 European tours and six tours of Japan. He has performed with the Milt Jackson Tribute Band, Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Flanagan and many more. He is featured on over 80 recordings, among them All This and Heaven Too (Gene Bertoncini, George Mraz), Chopin Jazz (Rossano Sportiello), and Youre My Everything (Dick Hyman, Jay Leonhart). Happy All The Time is Chucks tribute to his mentor, Barney Kessel. In July of 2017 he was a featured soloist with pianist Bill Charlap at The 92Y in New York for "Jazz in July. "Chuck was awarded Best Vibist in Hot House Jazz Magazines Fans Decision award in both 2015 and 2016.
RANDY PORTER As a Steinway Artist, Randy Porter draws from a rich palette of sonorities found within his imagination and the depths of the piano. Lynn Darroch of The Oregonian states, Porter has built a reputation as a musicians 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, including Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, and Benny Golson. He has also performed with the Charles McPherson Quartet throughout the US and in France, Italy, Greece, and China. The Charles McPherson Quartet has re-created the music from the classic recording Charlie Parker with Strings, performing with many orchestras nationwide. Porter has also toured with Diane Schuur and Bobby Caldwell, conducting the Jazz Orchestra for their Sing in Swing tour.
Porter has toured Europe with bassist David Friesen and has performed on several recordings with Friesen. Friesens 2001 Trio CD, Name of a Woman, received 4 stars from Downbeat in June of 2002 and featured Porter as pianist and composer. Porter has also recorded, performed, and toured worldwide with singer Gino Vannelli; Porters pianistic contributions can be heard on Vannellis CDs, Yonder Tree, Slow Love and Canto.
Porter's compositions and arrangements can be heard on his own recordings: Thirsty Soul, with John Wiitala on bass and Reinhardt Melz and Todd Strait on drums; Brio, also featuring John Wiitala and Reinhardt Melz; Modern Reflections with Nancy King on vocals, Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Mel Brown on drums; and Eight Little Feet with Bob Magnusson on bass and Joe LaBarbera on drums. Samples of Porters writing and playing can be found on Apples iLife jingles. Porter also composed the music for the 2009 documentary, Deep Green.
Porter has been a performer and educator at the Port Townsend Jazz Festival for many years where he has coached many young jazz musicians. He has also worked several years at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and Jazz Camp West with singer Madeline Eastman. Currently, Porter teaches jazz piano at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
TOM WAKELING has put his bass to work at jazz festivals, in concert halls, and in jazz clubs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia for over 40 years.
Tom has performed with many jazz greats, including Arturo Sandoval, Lee Konitz, Mel Torme, Benny Golson, James Moody, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Charlie Rouse, Houston Person, Ken Peplowski, Ernie Watts, Scott Hamilton, Charles McPherson, Carl Fontana, and Herb Geller. Among the rhythm section greats he has performed with are Albert Tootie Heath, Jeff Hamilton, Mickey Roker, Lewis Nash, Butch Miles, Grady Tate, Mike Clark, Chuck Redd, Dave Frishberg, Bill Mays, Tamir Hendleman, Roger Kellaway, Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, Art Lande, Edward Simon, and Bruce Forman.
Toms show biz credits include Della Reese, Red Skelton, Rich Little, Mickey Rooney, the Fifth Dimension, and playing in the orchestras of national touring shows such as "Cats", "A Chorus Line", the Joffrey Ballet, Grease, and "Damn Yankees" (with Jerry Lewis).
An experienced and dynamic educator, Tom has served as a guest artist at the Wuhan (China) Conservatory of Music, Taichung (Taiwan) University, Stanford University Jazz Workshop, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, University of Nevada, UC Fullerton, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, Centrum - Pt. Townsend Jazz Workshop, Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive, Jazz Camp West, and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, among others.
In addition to his live quartet recording with Juno award-winning Canadian trumpet player Brad Turner, Tom's recordings include Rebecca Kilgore's Moonshadow Dance, Nancy King's Perennial, "Climbing" with the Alan Jones Sextet, and the Bridge Quartet's Night.
Classic Pianos Recital Hall (View)
3003 SE Milwaukie Ave (@ the corner of SE Powell Blvd.)
PORTLAND, OR 97202
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