Date: Oct 28
Venue: The MAC
In the two years since Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene with his debut CD, Water, he has racked up a continuing stream of amazing accolades and awards.
Porter’s Water garnered a ‘Best Jazz Vocal ’ Grammy® nomination (a rare feat for a debut recording), rocketed to #1 on both iTunes and Amazon in the UK and soared onto an international array of year-end ‘Best Of’ lists for 2010 in several genres, and has established himself as a formidable international touring artist.
With Be Good his second album, Porter has crafted a work that not only meets, but is likely to surpass, the heightened expectations of the jazz and soul audiences eagerly awaiting his follow up to Water.
A disarmingly sincere performer, a voice of incredible virtuosity and a seemingly universal appeal as a songwriter, Porter’s lyrics often speak as dreams do, in the languages of image and emotion.