7:00PM Thursday, 27 February, 2020 NZST  at  Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson
Charlie Porter Quartet

Two phenomenal jazz artists from the US, Charlie Porter (trumpet) and David Rozenblatt (drums) will join respected NZ musicians Mat Fields (bass) and Nick Granville (guitar) for a one-off jazz session in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium.

With a sweeping collection of new music, acclaimed trumpeter/composer Charlie Porter gathers a dynamic group of forward-looking musicians to celebrate America's rich immigrant history. In a time when immigration policy has become a heart-wrenching, polarising topic, Porter felt compelled to reclaim the uniting power of the word 'immigrant' through art, knowing its healing capacity can be great when crafted with intention. The ensemble burns and soars while embracing many global influences that have found their way into the music, including elements from Porter's Lebanese/Greek/Italian heritage, all while fully living in the essence and language of jazz.