Jen Porter performing at The Sopranos Piano Bar in St. Maarten
Published on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 by Kerry Biddle-Chadwick
The Sopranos Piano Bar
Chicago piano bar entertainer Jen Porter has returned to St. Maarten and is currently performing to rave reviews at The Sopranos Piano Bar, located at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Plaza, through January 28.
With music that flows from one song to the next, from style to style, Jen Porter has the ability to captivate any audience. Critics say her voice is “soulfully raucous” and that she is “without a doubt an artist to keep your eye on.” She is compared to Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin in the same breath. With a voice that reaches out and grabs you, and a piano style that’s captivating and melodic, her performance is always memorable.
Born and raised in Chicago, Jen was singing before she could walk and began playing piano at the age of 5. She spent the next 14 years being classically trained. During college, she learned guitar. Soon after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in 1996 from the University of Michigan, Jen realized that she wanted to perform. She worked with several bands, singing lead and harmonies, and playing piano and guitar in many venues around southeastern Michigan for close to five years.
Jen’s powerful voice is attracting more attention than ever before. She has played many venues around Chicago, including The Cubby Bear, House Of Blues Hotel and Hard Rock Café. Her style is expansive and universal — and you can’t help but love her powerhouse voice and smooth piano.
Jen performs a repertoire drawing on such diverse songbooks as those of Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin, Alanis Morrisette, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Queen — as well as her own original compositions. Don’t miss this performance force, as she continues on her unique path to wow audiences everywhere.
Catch her shows Mondays through Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.