Porter Carroll, Jr. Takes the Stage At Feinstein's/54 Below

Porter Carroll, Jr. Takes the Stage At Feinstein's/54 BelowFEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Porter Carroll, Jr in The Evolution of Cabaret. On March 23rd 2017, at 7:00pm. Porter Carroll, Jr. founder of Atlantic Starr the Rhythm and Blues Hit machine from the 70's and 80's and performing world wide in his brand new roll with the number one selling duo in Music history Hall & Oates as their percussionist and vocalist returns to Feinstein's/54 below by popular demand in "The Evolution of Cabaret", featuring a tasty musical panoply that runs the gamut from R& B and improvisational Jazz to soul, funk, blues, Rock & Roll and more. Porter will be joined by Wali Muhammad Musical Director (Guitar): who co developed The Evolution of Cabaret with Porter. An intensely soulful and inventive guitarist whose playing has helped fuel the likes of Donny Hathaway, Taj Mahal, Peter Tosh and Stanley Turrentine. David Livolsi (Bass): Who makes his sweeping melodic mark joining the Evolution of Cabaret group, having played with notable artists such as Roberta Flack, John Scofield, Najee and Bill Evans. Danny Obadia (Keyboard): As he has done for the last 16 years with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector and in his Jazz fusion collaborations with Jeff Lorber and Dave Weckl, Danny adds subtle shadings of color and hue with his adept use of Keyboard synthesis. Erik Perez ( Drums): Brings his innate ability to supercharge songs in the Evolution of Cabaret song list with his dynamic yet subtle rhythmic approach. Come see this innovative cabaret/nightclub act that puts a new exciting spin on popular classics never before seen on the Jazz club and cabaret circuit.

Porter Carroll, Jr. in The Evolution of Cabaret, plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on March 23rd, 2018. There is a $35-$80 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.


Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing its name to Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the '70s and '80s.Porter was a drummer and one of four singers with Atlantic Starr, making hits that made the group and its amazing vocals, tight production and energetic stage performances famous worldwide. Porter performed with his childhood friends and family until the mid eighties, contributing his musicianship to such popular tunes as Circles, When Love Calls, Send for Me, Am I Dreaming, Let's Get Closer, Touch a Four Leaf Clover and others.

Porter then branched out on his own in the mid-1980s and produced a critically acclaimed album, Porter Carroll II, for Island Records, that set produced theme songs for Video Vibrations and Midnight Love on the BET cable TV network. All the while taking the stage as background vocalist for chart-topping recording artists Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin among others. Porter's vocals have also enriched Levar Burton's Reading Rainbow television show and the hit children's show Puzzle People.

Porter also spent his time composing for Sony Music Publishing, where he evoked the heart of R&B and Pop with thought-provoking song arrangements. Top names have covered his compositions, including Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Denise Williams, and Grover Washington. Porter also co-wrote and co-produced for blues great Taj Mahal. He has written for Will Downing, the legendary jazz keyboardist Bob James, Atlantic Starr, former Atlantic Starr lead vocalist Sharon Bryant, Smooth Jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows, pianist Bob Baldwin, Jane Fonda, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He's also written music for the animated cable television movie People, performed by Peabo Bryson and long running soap opera's, As The World Turns and The Guiding Light.

Currently, Porter is working on 2 great projects: He has joined the number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates (www.hallandoates.com), performing worldwide in a brand new roll as percussionist/background vocalist. Along with this venture, he is a regular on the MTV Live channel and internet smash, Live From Daryl's House, starring Daryl Hall (www.livefromdarylshouse.com). While in between tours with the pop icons and the television show, he is the co creator and lead singer for an innovative nightclub act "The Evolution of Cabaret", (www.portercarrolljr.com).


54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein's/54 Below "has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade- patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins

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