“Beth's creativity is remarkable and her dedication to her craft is inspiring.”
— Allen Jacobson - Cultural Manager, La Cité Francophone
With her uplifting mix of early jazz, swing, roots, and 50s pop, Beth Portman brightens the greyest of skies. A dynamic vocalist, ukulele player and songwriter. Beth expands her solo performances by incorporating layers of harmonies and percussion recorded live and pre-recorded on her looper station (neatly stored in a picnic basket). A one-of-a-kind experience that’s playful, fresh and in the moment.
Beth presents her music in a number of ways to suit a wide variety of audiences. Her solo picnic-themed concert is perfect for families, community events and schools; and her vintage-vibe presentations are aimed at an older audience. The latter can be performed solo or with her trio, The Good Find. You can learn more about her themed picnic and holiday season concerts at the bottom of this page.
Sept 1(L), 28(C), 29(C) from 9-11am Edmonton International Airport. EIA Live Music in Central Hall (C) or at the Living Wall (L) Beth Portman & her looper suitcase
“Stellar vocals, compelling songwriting and a dramatic and engaging stage presence.”
— Vic Bell, Artistic Director, Nickelodeon Music Club
“Imaginative and full of life.”
— Blair Jackson, Ukulele Magazine, USA, Winter Edition 2022