Kim Portnoy's "Caprice" Features Chamber Music Performances by some of the World's best Musicians
"Kim Portnoy's writing has been called "innovative, fresh" - St. Louis Post Dispatch
"colorful…consistently engaging" - All About Jazz
What do Hollywood musicals, a Cajun chef and 12 tone composer Anton Webern have in common' They have all inspired composer Kim Portnoy's genre bending new chamber music recording, "Caprice."
The CD features performances by such nationally and internationally renowned artists as The Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; the Arianna String Quartet; the Hanser/McClellan Guitar Duo as well as some of St. Louis's finest classical performers.
Kim Portnoy's music blends jazz, funk, blues, salsa, Cajun and classical influences in compositions that are by turns lyrical, humorous, driving, somber and joyful.
A composer, arranger, jazz pianist and educator, Portnoy is director of Composition Studies at Webster University, St. Louis. His works have been performed in France, Brazil, Canada, Sweden and throughout the United States. Portnoy's music has been recorded by Saint Louis Symphony trombonist Gerry Pagano, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, and jazz pianist and vocalist Christine Hitt.