Gregory Porter Premiere
August 24 at 21:00 CEST
On August 24 at 21:00 CEST, Stingray DJAZZ puts Gregory Porter, ‘the greatest next jazz singer’, in the spotlights! Enjoy the premiere of this 2014 concert, recorded at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris, and revel in the magnificent voice of this vocal allrounder!
Thursday, August 24 at 21:00 CEST | 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!
Musicians: Gregory Porter, Chip Crawford, Aaron James, Emanuel Harrold, Yosuke Sato
Producer: la Blogotheque
Video Director: David Ctiborsky
Location: L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France