“Melodies, lyrics, thoughts come to me in the most average of places … when I’m birdwatching, which I like to do,” Porter said on WNYC’s Soundcheck. “When I watch children walking to school, I’m inspired and I can hear music to their little footsteps and I can hear music to my broken heart sometimes.”
In the video Porter sings “On My Way To Harlem,” live.
Born in Los Angeles, and now living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn. A frequent guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Porter also maintains a long-standing residency at Harlem’s venerable St. Nick’s Pub, and performs internationally. “I’ve been to Russia about 17 times,” says Porter. “I now can make a mean borscht.”
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