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Chillie Willie Groove / Press

"This impressive group of professional musicians will bring you to your feet as they send the flavor of the music straight to your soul."

"Queen Creek residents may notice a jazzier vibe in the air since songwriter and musician, William Portela, known as Chillie Willie Groove, moved to town..."

Kathleen Stinson - Arizona Republic

"this is an exciting percussionist/drummer. his live shows are an excellent arrangement and compliment to those before him on the percussion instrument. percussion world."

“Chillie Willie Groove, percussionist extraordinaire...performing contemporary Latin Jazz & Salsa music.”

"Chillie Willie Grove offers a combination of Gospel music with a smooth jazz feel and rhythm & blues additives, depending on the venue, but is dominated by the Latin percussion instruments as the core."

"He views the music he makes as storytelling and the tunes inspire one's body to get up and dance, sing, or drum along." Pg. 44