[Dixielandjazz] Re: Stephanie Porter

Len Nielsen lennielsen at telus.net
Tue Jun 21 15:54:34 PDT 2005

Hi Bonnie

I caught your set with Lance and the Monarchs on the Saturday night at 
the Central Bar and Grill. The addition of you and a new man on the 
tenor sax ( I didn't get his name) helped make this one of the hottest 
versions of the band I've seen. The joint was jumping that night.

I think most people would agree about how great Stephanie's CD is, if 
they would only take a listen.

You know the welcome mat is always out for you in Victoria, whether you 
are with Lance or Sister Swing or with whoever.

Len Nielsen

Bonnie Otto wrote:

> This post will definitely bring me out of "lurk mode"
> I had the opportunity to work with Lance and Stephanie in April at  the 
> revived Victoria Festival. What a blast that was! I got to know  Steph 
> over the weekend and she is just a doll to work with. She has a  very 
> unique voice and incredible control. Lance's group is  outstanding and I 
> felt very fortunate to be working with them. The  Carol Channing / 
> Liberace act is one of the funniest bits I've ever  seen. I was not made 
> privy to what was going to happen so when it can  about, I laughed so 
> hard I couldn't play. I hope to work with them  again.
> A Lance original " Bedtime for Bix" is a "must hear". Truly beautiful.
> Though it's not OKOM, do try to take a listen to Stephanie's work. In  
> the bevy of vocalists that is out there, she truly stands out. You  
> don't hear a voice like this very often. And, what a pro!
> On Jun 20, 2005, at 10:57 PM, dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com  
> wrote:
>> While list mates were enjoying OKOM at the recent Sacramento Jazz Fest
>> Lance Buller and Stephanie Porter of "Lance Buller and the Monarchs"
>> fame were performing in Victoria BC at Hermann's Jazz Club with the  Tom
>> Vickery Trio. Lance freely admits that his heroes are the 3 Louie's  and
>> anyone who has seen his act knows that they do a lot of tunes from  Louis
>> Armstrong, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan. They were working under a
>> different format here and had more vocals than usual which made it a
>> really entertaining night.
>> They did their novelty number where Stephanie sings in the style of
>> Carol Channing and Lance as Liberace. You had to be there!
>> My main point in writing is that Stephanie Porter has a relatively new
>> solo CD, Mood Swings which is recorded with a different group. I think
>> it is a great CD and showcases her warm wonderful voice and style near
>> perfectly.
>> If you want to give yourself a treat check out the above web site and
>> listen to the sound bites on every tune and then let the list know   what
>> you think. Yeah or nay. C'mon lurkers your opinion counts as much  as any
>> of the regulars.
>> I have no interest of any kind in this CD other than the fact that I
>> think it is really good and without the backing of "big money" I think
>> word of mouth is very important to its success.
>> Len Nielsen
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