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Emile Porée is a jass musician and vocalist who has reached over to a broader music loving audience. Either Solo, Duo or with his Trio He admittedly likes and plays all musical genres fusing these unique sounds in his music box to grab the audience. To this end, Emile Porée considers himself a musical activist, taking a musical journey to experience the full repertoire of musical genres. Once the ear is loosened, an audience can appreciate music they haven’t heard before and hear the kinship of all musical sounds. It’s a gradual seduction that allows the audience to grow within the music. The unique and sultry tone of his voice and his lyrics tell stories of the highs and lows of life that everyone experiences – love, friendships, betrayal, being a musician, making a living, tragedy, spirituality, etc.
Today, He is Regularly performing live and producing new music in the studio. He works locally and abroad with other bands, and various local artists. It’s no wonder that renowned KPFK DJ and promoter, Carlos Niño, will be producing emile’s forthcoming album and is a big supporter and advocate of Emile Porée, and his original sounds.
He comes to the music industry well-seasoned since birth, being raised in a musical family. His first teacher was his father, Greg Porée, an accomplished studio musician, writer, arranger and composer. He says, “My Dad gave me an intuitive foundation in composition, technique in all genres.” His Aunt is Anita Porée, an accomplished lyricist and writer, also a major influence in his creative approach. Over the years he has perfected his craft through formal, impromptu, private training and as a studio musician. He has studied improvisation, theory, composition, classical voice and all genres of guitar at Santa Monica College and privately at UCLA.
One of Emile Porée’s passions and favorite projects has been his 15-year documentation of jass in Los Angeles (www.youtube.com/emile5678) . He has been exploring and recording the soundscapes and images of jass musicians in Los Angeles who are committed to making new sounds and compositions. He has interviewed and recorded with Dwight Trible, Dale Fielder, Elliott Caine, Bill Markus, Andres Renteria, Ryan Cross, Tony Austin, Zane Musa, and many more. To date, he has three different documentaries on film of local jass musicians who have impacted the Los Angeles music scene. Emile says, “these documentaries are a, historical product that can be used in many different ways for the future. Eventually people will be looking at this and preserving this for posterity.”
~ The sounds of Emile Porée echoes the voice of the world. Open your ears and let your heart beat to these powerful vibrations. ~