Editor's Choice

April 19 at 21:00 CEST

Two-time Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter is one of the leading names among today’s jazz vocalists. Beyond Porter’s signature hat, the singer’s gospel-inspired tone gives him a unique and vibrant voice within the global jazz community. The American vocalist is the recipient of two Grammies, won in 2014 and 2017 for the best jazz vocal albums “Liquid Spirit,” and “Take Me to the Alley,” respectively. Watch Gregory Porter’s performance at the Blue Note Festival on Friday, April 19, at 21:00 CEST, on Stingray DJAZZ.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 AT 21:00 | GREGORY PORTER AT THE BLUE NOTE FESTIVAL

Unlike many of his fellow jazz cats, vocalist Gregory Porter transcends the jazz bubble. After sustaining a shoulder injury, this former American football player turned to jazz singing. He was discovered in a Californian jazz club by pianist, saxophonist and composer Kamau Kenyatta. Porter lent his vocal skills to gospel choirs across the country and a string of successful musicals before turning his talent to his own compositions. His rise since then has been meteoric. Porter’s magnificent, burnished baritone can sink into a lyric with luxurious ease, the melody gently sculpted into new shapes at every turn, with the rhythm tugging subtly back and forth across the bar line. This live performance at the Olympia showcases this man's worth, and is a truly amazing experience!