“He possesses a soulful, R&B-meets-jazz voice, yet there is an Everyman aura about him” – Times
“A jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.” – New York Times
Following three sensational sold-out performances at the Royal Albert Hall, international best-selling artist Gregory Porter released his first ever live album, One Night Only – Live At The Royal Albert Hall on November 2018. Porter has achieved international recognition with his two Grammy Award winning records for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”, Liquid Spirit in 2014 and Take Me To The Alley in 2017, which broke records by becoming the first jazz album to hit the Top 5 on the Official UK Albums Chart for over a decade.. Liquid Spirit took Porter from being the biggest name on the jazz scene to being one of the most sought-after singers around today, performing sell-out shows across the UK and being invited to perform on high profile TV programmes including Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC Music Awards, and The Graham Norton Show, where he performed with recent Decca signing, Hollywood legend Jeff Goldblum. 2018 was yet another landmark year for Porter when he became the biggest selling jazz artist of the year after his 2017 album, Nat King Cole & Me, hit number three on the Official UK Album Chart.
He has become an adopted national treasure in the UK, visiting number 10 Downing Street and singing for the Queen multiple times. Porter has performed at many major music festivals, including Glastonbury, where he shared the Pyramid Stage alongside the likes of Muse, Adele and Coldplay. He last played at TD JazzFest in 2016. With his rich and soulful voice, Porter combines raw talent with the musical sophistication that he captures so effortlessly. He holds his audience in the palm of his hand. Chip Crawford piano, Emanuel Harrold drums, Tivon Pennicott saxophone/horns, Jahmal Nichols bass, Ondrej Pivec organ
Show sponsored by: Chard Development and KNKX-FM