Jennifer Porter is an award-winning musician, actor and screenwriter. Jennifer, who is a musician’s musician, has sung with Classical and Jazz Orchestras, including the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, and smaller combos including her own quintet. She is also an accomplished Blues pianist, and has played with C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Nathan and The Zydeco Cha-Chas, and Ils Sont Partis. Her musical repertoire spans from Jazz and Blues to Country and Opera. She has recorded 7 albums to date, and recently released her newest album, “These Years,” recorded with legendary producer Jay Newland.
"My Secret Desire" has all the makings of a classic jazzy number from it's dotted swing tempo to the snazzy percussion, punctual bass, smokey harmonica, and Jennifer Porter's gorgeous vocal performance. Produced by Grammy-award winning producer, Jay Newland, "My Secret Desire" offers a pristine performance by some of the best musicians in the land.
The smooth stand-up bass is played by the great Ira Coleman. Adam Levy is on rhythm guitar. A bluesy harmonica solo that sings like a saxophone is played by Country Music Hall Of Famer Charlie McCoy. The musicians alone give this track Grammy potential and Jennifer is the icing on the cake that makes it even sweeter.
As Jennifer sings, it is very easy to fall in love with her sultry vocals. Her soothing alto voice is captivating. When Jennifer sings, she sounds completely natural like the rich soil of the earth.
"Then just like I’ve done a million times before I’ll drag my shipwrecked heart to your shore, stealing kisses, my wish is to lie in your arms ‘Til time steals you away from me."
In "My Secret Desire" Jennifer sings about finding "some semblance, or resemblance of peace of any kind then take this silly pain and toss it in the sea." This song is about the desire to just get away and escape the hectic demands of life.
"My Secret Desire" is a well-conceived song from beginning to end with exceptional musicianship and a stunning and rich vocal performance. Once again, Jennifer Porter shows that she is a master of her craft who writes timeless music. Jennifer Porter is truly an artist with substance and style.
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Please listen to Jennifer's song "Road to Redemption" to hear another amazing song.
More About Jennifer Porter
Jennifer Porter's song "Road To Redemption", from These Years, charted at #1 on National Indie Radio, the Independent Music Network Country Charts, New Music Weekly’s Country Charts and National Radio Hits Country Charts. Road To Redemption also reached the top 3 on The Independent Music Network’s Mainstream charts, and National Radio Hits and New Music Weekly’s Adult Contemporary, and Top 40 charts.
Jennifer was nominated for 5 Independent Music Network awards and won Female Crossover Artist of the year. Her album Easy Living (2014),, was nominated for a 2015 Independent Music Award in the Jazz With Vocals category, and was heard on jazz stations around the United States, including KJAZZ in Los Angeles, WWOZ in New Orleans, and Public Radio International’s Jazz After Hours.
As an Actor, Jennifer’s more than 80 stage credits include Betty in Chapatti, Rose in The Woolgatherer, Scarlett in Coyote Ugly, Bella in Angel Street, Rita in Educating Rita, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha and Patsy Cline in Always...Patsy Cline. Jennifer starred in, and composed and performed the film score for BALLAD OF IDA AND DOOB (1999) and wrote, starred in, and composed and performed the film scores for the critically acclaimed MR. BARRINGTON (2003) and the multiple award-winning 40 WEST (2011).
For her work on 40 WEST, Jennifer received Awards of Merit for Acting and Original Score from The Accolade Competition, Gold Prestige Awards for Acting, Original Score and Original Song, and a Silver Prestige Award for Original Screenplay. Jennifer holds a second degree black belt in Tai Jujitsu, and has advanced training in Kali and Jeet Kun Do. Jennifer is a proud member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild of America, SAG / AFTRA, and Actors’ Equity Association.