(Los Angeles, CA — October 1st, 2018) Independent Music Award-nominee Jennifer Porter will release her newest album "These Years," on December 7.
After years working just under the radar in the music industry, Jennifer’s beautiful voice and evocative songs caught the attention of 12-time Grammy-winning producer, Jay Newland. "These Years" is the product of their collaboration, and consists of five original songs by Jennifer and five covers of songs by The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Bobby Sharp. The music features Jennifer’s one-of-a-kind voice backed by a stellar band- John Deley, on keyboards, Ira Coleman on Bass, Adam Levy on Guitar, Tony Mason on drums, Sherrod Barnes on Guitar, Andy Snitzer on Saxophone, and Dennis and Sharon Collins on Backing vocals. The album also showcases guest appearances by Grammy nominee C.J. Chenier on accordion and Country Music Hall-of-Famer, Charlie McCoy on harmonica and vibes.
Jennifer worked with longtime friends and Grammy-winners, Lawrence Manchester, and Adam Ayan on the mixing and mastering of the album. Manchester currently works as a producer and lead music mixer on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. To date, Ayan he has mastered 42 Grammy Award-winning recordings.
Jennifer’s previous album "Easy Living", with Manchester, was nominated for a 2015 Independent Music Award in the Jazz With Vocals category, and received airplay throughout the country, including over a year on KJAZZ in Los Angeles, WWOZ in New Orleans and Public Radio International’s "Jazz After Hours."
"These Years" is Jennifer's seventh album to date. Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming release!