Harp Master Jerry Portnoy performed for sell-out crowds at the spot for jazz and blues in Paris, the Lionel Hampton Club at the Meridien Hotel, late last year, before moving on to La Traverse de Cleon, near Rouen. On guitar was Ricky ("King") Russell, another acclaimed musician who frequently performs on the Cape. The will tour in South America this spring.
Believe it or not, Jerry, whom Eric Clapton called "one of the most stimulating musicians I have ever played with," can be heard from time to time at the Harvest Wine Bar right here in Dennis, MA, and at other selected venues around the Cape.
Jerry is working with ArtistsandMusicians.org on a new blog, where he will reflect on his life and work at the heart of the blues world. For a sneak preview of the blog, please click here: Jerry Portnoy's Blog.
Jerry's most recent CD, Down In the Mood Room (pictured above) is a mixture of blues and jazz. The Long Island Blues Society writes that the CD exudes class, sophistication, and style. To learn more and sample a song or two, please click here: Down in the Mood Room