"The International
Trumpet Days"

Charlie Porter Quartet
at Philly Joe's Tallinn jazzclub
April 5th 2024

  • Charlie Porter (trompet, USA) 
  • Jürmo Eespere (piano)
  • Robert Nõmmann (bass)
  • Eno Kollom (drums)



Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Charlie Porter from USA gives a concert as part of the International Trumpet Days festival, which has already become a tradition. Charlie Porter will perform with his Quartet from New York.

Porter’s playing is fluid, expressive, and magnificent. Charlie has delved into many projects from jazz and classical to Arabic, Indian, African, Australian Aboriginal, and Korean music, seeking to find common ground among all “good music” and avoiding the pigeonholing of genre labels. He has already 3 albums worth of original music from which to choose its repertoire.

Artist webpage: www.charlieportermusic.com


Charlie Porter

(trumpet, USA)

Charlie Porter is Grammy Award-winning multi-genre trumpeter and composer.


Charlie has toured the world as a side-man and band-leader in jazz and also as a classical soloist and chamber musician, performing and recording with many notable musicians and groups over the last twenty years ranging from jazz greats to classical artists. He is also a founding member of the grammy-nominated electro-acoustic Absolute Ensemble, directed by Kristjan Järvi.


Though he has recorded many albums as a side-musician, Porter has recorded three own albums to date, as a leader, that have been garnering high praise, with three more to be released in 2024. His 2019 release Immigration Nation was voted one of the best albums of the year by DownBeat. Charlie’s collaboration on opera star Joyce DoDonato’s crossover album “Songplay” earned him a Grammy Award for 2019.


Charlie was the first trumpeter to win 1st place in both the classical and jazz divisions of the National Trumpet Competition. As a composer, he has been commissioned by Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation. Mr. Porter is currently an adjunct professor of trumpet at New York University.


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