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Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter is a percussionist who has been studying, performing, and teaching music from Cuba, West Africa, the Congo and Brazil for the past 23 years. His goal is to bring the spirit of music to as many people as possible, because it is really fun! Jeff teaches using body percussion, comedy, dancing and singing to integrate rhythms in the body. He also teaches private lessons using traditional instruments like Congas, Bata, Pandeiro, Djembe, Shekere, and Cajon. He has performed and recorded with Paul Simon’s band from Graceland, Emmylou Harris, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Laura Goldhamer, and many others. He really loves Working rhythmically with all kinds of instrumentalists and vocalists. Because as James Brown said everything is a drum!