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 Art Lee Porter, Jr

Art Lee Porter, Jr

Original Name Arthur
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Death 23 Nov 1996 (aged 35)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Cenotaph Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 8969 · View Source
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Jazz Musician, Composer. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was a premier jazz saxophone player and son of saxophonist Art Porter, Sr. He began his music career at an early age under the tutelage of his father and quickly gained national attention as a performer. As a composer, he wrote the song "Lakeshore Drive" and produced the albums "Pocket City" (1992), "Straight To The Point" (1993), "Undercover" (1994) and "Lay Your Hands On Me" (1996). When Bill Clinton won the 1993 Presidential election, Porter and his father performed for the inauguration. While on tour to perform at the Thailand International Golden Jubilee Jazz Festival 1996, he was the victim motor boat accident on the Kratha Taek Reservoir, Thailand. In 1998, he was inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Art Lee Porter, Jr (3 Aug 1961–23 Nov 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8969, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .