Part of the
Weekend Concert Series
Our weekend concert series showcases a culturally diverse mix of musical genres in a seated, listening room environment.
Tom Porter & Friends showcase a quartet playing original jazz arrangements as well as some under-appreciated standards.
Tom Porter has more than 30 years experience performing jazz piano on both sides of the Atlantic. A native of Birmingham, England, he won the BBCs best jazz soloist under 30 award many years ago. He wouldnt qualify for it now. Tom played as a sideman accompanying most of the UKs top jazz musicians in the 1980s and 90s. Some of you in Maine may know Tom in another role. For nearly eight years he was one of the featured voices on Maine public radio, where he worked as a radio news anchor and reporter.
Saxophone player Frank Mauceri is a musical educator, improviser, composer and teacher. He is currently senior lecturer in music at Bowdoin College. His compositions include chamber music, electro-acoustic music, multi-media works, and jazz arrangements. He and bass player Sam Sherry compose many of the tunes performed by Tom Porter and Friends.’
Sam Sherry has been performing on bass since 1974! (But he did start when he was very young). A native of Connecticut, Sam has played concerts on both coasts and in eight countries. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he has played with many jazz notables, including Jimmy Heath, Eric Marienthal, Jerry Bergonzi and Curtis Fuller.
Michael Boucher was born and raised in eastern Maine and previously lived in Portland, Boston and Seattle and before settling in Freeport in 1989. He has played drums, as an avocation, in various jazz and R&B ensembles since high school. For the past 12 years Michael has been playing in the Portland area as the drummer for the Mainestream Jazzmasters, a seven piece jazz combo, and also with The Sidemen, a classic piano trio featuring Ken Gaspar and Herb Maine. He is very pleased to have the chance to fill Mark Barnettes seat and join Tom, Sam and Frank, for this prestigious concert.
Fri Sept 28 | 8pm
- Advance | $10
- Day Of Show | $12