Win Tickets ($30): Joey Porter’s 9th Annual Tribute to Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters @ Star Theater | 60s & 70s Jazz, Funk Tribute

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Joey Porter’s Tribute to Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters on Friday, October 19, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 15.

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Joey Porter @ Star TheaterJoey Porter’s 9th Annual Tribute to Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters
Friday, October 19, 2012
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
$15 | 21 and over
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Star Theater
13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR
(503) 248-4700 | More Info:

Motet and Juno What!? keyboardist, Joey Porter, returns to the NW to pay sonic tribute to jazz funk pioneers Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters. The maiden voyage of this tribute band was launched nine years ago with some the NW’s finest musicians. After a string of sold-out shows it became apparent that the band was not alone in their still-vibrant love of 60’s and 70’s jazz, funk and soul and so Joey formed several other all-star incarnations to deliver the music of the Meters, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

9 years running, the band will launch into orbit once again on October 19th, this time from the beautiful Star Theater in downtown Portland. Joining them for the first time will be the incomparable Jay “Bird” Koder on guitar. Anybody who’s heard knows and anyone who hasn’t needs to…immediately.

Returning are Herbie Tribute veterans Joshua Cliburn on saxophones (Porterhouse, Intervision, Wheels in the Sky), Reinhardt Melz on drums (Gino Vannelli, Randy Porter, Curtis Salgado, Bobby Torres Ensemble), Dan Scollard on bass (Porterhouse, Thousand Pieces) and Jans Ingber on percussion.

The Willamette Week writes, “Tributes can be a scary thing, but Porter’s eight-piece ensemble, featuring musicians harvested from the local scene, presents a seamless tribute full of improvisation and booty-shaking greatness… Judging by the reaction of the packed, sweaty audience and the near-perfect execution of the band, [another tribute show] couldn’t happen soon enough.”

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15 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Joey Porter’s 9th Annual Tribute to Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters @ Star Theater | 60s & 70s Jazz, Funk Tribute

  1. Fred October 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Big Herbie Hancock fan! Love to be able to be there for this one. Hope there’s a chance.

  2. Jim B October 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Would love to see this tribute to a truly influential jazz keyboardist. Moved here from Philly 4 years ago and originally thought the jazz scene here was non-existent but now I know it’s both eclectic and vibrant.

  3. Jeff October 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Huge Joey Porter _and_ Herbie fan. Must see this show.

  4. Jacoby October 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    This has got me written all over it. I would love to see Joey and the other incredible musicians covering some funky Herbie. Please pick me for the free tix. I want to go to there.

  5. Anne October 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Tribute bands are the bomb. They work so hard and are so passionate.

  6. panda October 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm #


  7. Andy October 12, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Joey Porter and his crew are the bomb! They definitely know how to do justice to amazing material like Herbie’s. Almost as good as the real deal! :)

  8. Frank Byers October 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Ever since “Rockit” I’ve dug my man Herbie. He keeps blowing up my musical consciousness with the love.


    My girlfriend knows how to shake that thang!

  9. marla October 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm #


  10. Brett October 13, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Joshua Cliburn is a sexy man. I would love a free ticket.

  11. Jeff October 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Used to play Herbie on vinyl and even 8-track back in the day. Adore Joey Porter’s talent. And I’m the daddy to three young kids and barely have time to sweat, much less get a few hours of “alone, while partying” time with my wife.

    Man, this would be awesome!

  12. Michelle October 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I’ll be there! Can’t wait for the funk!

  13. Brooke October 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    OMG, I would LOVE to see three white guys cover Herbie (will they do Watermelon Man?). The Jazz Funk genre is sorely under represented here in PDX, and I’d like to check out their covers.

  14. KM October 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    I’m a teacher and could certainly use a night out on the town! There’s nothing better than great music and dancing with friends!

  15. Terry October 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Bring da funk!

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