Still unknown a decade ago, Gregory Porter is unquestionably one of the greatest voices in contemporary jazz. Spotted by Wynton Marsalis, signed by the prestigious Blue Note label, awarded at the Grammy Awards: the singer with a deep and enveloping timbre has known an irresistible rise since his debut and the success of 1960 What? On stage, he embodies the jazz and soul vocal heritage like no other, with the charm of an entertainer, a regular on the boards of Broadway.
A generous, enthusiastic artist, inhabited by an inner fire ready to ignite an audience who discovers a modern, racy version of what were the singers with a strong voice and committed prose of which the 70s gave us some examples. Retro, vintage, and yet right in its time! In 2020, he unveiled his new album, the aptly named “All Rise“, intended to make audiences on all continents applaud.
Gregory Porter voice
Tivon Pennicott saxophone
Chip Crawford piano
Ondrej Pivec Orgue Hammond B-3
Jahmal Nichols bass
Emanuel Harrold drums
Find him on the “chapiteau” stage Monday August 1st, at 11pm.