Lewis Porter, pianist, keyboardist, and composer, appears on 26 albums with Dave Liebman, Marc Ribot, Gary Bartz and many others, and his 2018 album Beauty And Mystery features John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Tia Fuller. He received a Grammy nomination in 1995. He has performed across the USA and Europe with Liebman (who premiered one of Dr. Porter's saxophone concertos), Joe Lovano, Wycliffe Gordon, Ravi Coltrane, Ribot, and many others. Awarded a Ph.D. in musicology in 1983, he is well-known as a jazz educator, researcher, and author, most notably of a celebrated volume on John Coltrane. A long-time music professor at Rutgers in Newark, he has also taught at The New School, The Manhattan School of Music, NYU, and Brandeis. He also teaches private students worldwide by Skype. Follow him at Lewisporter.com and on Facebook.
I happily perform as a sideperson or leader in many contexts on piano or synthesizer (my preferred keyboard at the moment is Yamaha MX61, to which I have an excellent Galaxy Steinway sound): straight ahead jazz standards, Great American Songbook (often accompanying singers), avant-garde jazz, free improvisation, modern classical improvisation, solo piano, etc., etc. Whatever the context, I do my best to present the material in the best possible light!