Gregory Porter (US)
Phenomenal singer with a Nat King Cole tribute record in the bag
The phenomenon of Gregory Porter surprised everyone when he first visited Copenhagen and Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2014. The concert was a huge success, which ended in a genuine, historical festival moment when Stevie Wonder himself was drawn on stage to the audience's great excitement.
In 2016, he returned to the jazz festival with brand new songs, and in 2018 Porter finally visited Musikhuster Aarhus. In 2019, he returns.
The 47-year-old American jazz singer released his first album in 2010, which revealed his great talent to the world, and the album was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category. The title song of his second album was also nominated two years later for a Grammy in the category Best Traditional R&B Performance. However, Gregory Porter had to wait until 2014 before he received a Grammy award when he won for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
In October 2017, he released his latest album, Nat King Cole & Me, a tribute to his great idol, the legendary pianist and artist Nat King Cole. The album was made in collaboration with, among others, the six-fold Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, The London Studio Orchestra, bassist Reuben Rogers, pianist Christian Sands, drummer Ulysses Owens and special guest trumpeter Terence Blanchard.
On the album, you can experience Porter's interpretation of some of Cole's most memorable classics such as Mona Lisa, L-O-V-E, Nature Boy and The Christmas Song.
Gregory Porter (voc), Tivon Pennicott (sax), Chip Crawford (p), Ondrej Pivec (org), Jahmal Nichols (b), Emanuel Harrold (drm)
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