Port Mande (formerly Duo Process), is the collaborative partnership between clarinetist Mark Dover of Imani Winds and pianist/producer Jeremy Jordan. The name Port Mande is a play on the linguistic term "portmanteau," a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, for example smog (from smoke and fog). Much like a portmanteau, Dover and Jeremy's musical partnership is a blend of all their vast musical influences, both having worked prolifically in the classical, jazz, hip hop, gospel, pop, and world music scenes. Port Mande's mission is to bring all cultures of people together by embracing music of every genre.
Most recently, in 2017 Dover and Jordan commissioned and gave the World Premiere of Jonathan Ragonese’s Non-Poem 4 live on WFMT Chicago and WKCR, NYC as part of the Live at National Sawdust series and Relevant Tones, a contemporary music podcast hosted by Seth Boustead. Collectively Dover and Jordan have performed and/or recorded with many of today's most important artists, including Yo Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Gil Kalish, Edward Simon, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, David Binney, Cyrille Aimee, Charles Yang, The Temptations, Vulfpeck and many more. The duo has performed as a featured showcase at Chamber Music America’s 2018 annual conference, as a part of Lincoln Center’s Young Patrons series, as featured artists for Emerald City Music in Seattle, Lyrica Chamber Music, The University of Scranton, and numerous venues in New York City such as National Sawdust, Subculture, DROM, Spectrum, Rockwood Music Hall, as part of the annual Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival.