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Joey Porter’s 9th Annual Tribute to Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters
Friday, October 19, 2012
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
$15 | 21 and over
Purchase Tickets at www.startheaterportland.com
13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR
(503) 248-4700 | More Info: www.startheaterportland.com
Motet and Juno What!? keyboardist, Joey Porter, returns to the NW to pay sonic tribute to jazz funk pioneers Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters. The maiden voyage of this tribute band was launched nine years ago with some the NW’s finest musicians. After a string of sold-out shows it became apparent that the band was not alone in their still-vibrant love of 60’s and 70’s jazz, funk and soul and so Joey formed several other all-star incarnations to deliver the music of the Meters, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.
9 years running, the band will launch into orbit once again on October 19th, this time from the beautiful Star Theater in downtown Portland. Joining them for the first time will be the incomparable Jay “Bird” Koder on guitar. Anybody who’s heard knows and anyone who hasn’t needs to…immediately.
Returning are Herbie Tribute veterans Joshua Cliburn on saxophones (Porterhouse, Intervision, Wheels in the Sky), Reinhardt Melz on drums (Gino Vannelli, Randy Porter, Curtis Salgado, Bobby Torres Ensemble), Dan Scollard on bass (Porterhouse, Thousand Pieces) and Jans Ingber on percussion.
The Willamette Week writes, “Tributes can be a scary thing, but Porter’s eight-piece ensemble, featuring musicians harvested from the local scene, presents a seamless tribute full of improvisation and booty-shaking greatness… Judging by the reaction of the packed, sweaty audience and the near-perfect execution of the band, [another tribute show] couldn’t happen soon enough.”