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Gregory Porter

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: November, 1971    

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter discovered the music of Nat King Cole through his mother. At the age of five he wrote a song called “Once Upon A Time, I Had A Dreamboat” and recorded it onto a tape. When his mother returned home from work and heard it, she exclaimed in amazement “Boy, you sound like Nat King Cole.” From that moment on, Gregory had a desire to know more about this man and his music, and spent hours playing his mother’s old Cole records on his plastic Playskool record player. Since then, Gregory's passion and commitment to expressing himself through music has remained strong, and he has developed a distinct style that ranges from jazz, funk, R&B, blues and gospel—one that is soulful while still maintaining the elegance he learned from his earlier influences....
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    Revisited

    Impulse!
    2014
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    Great Voices Of Harlem

    Pao Records
    2014
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    Liquid Spirit

    Blue Note Records
    2013
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    Water

    Impulse!
    2013
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    On My Way To Harlem / 1960 What? (Jazz & Cole Edits)

    Impulse!
    2013
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    Be Good

    Motéma Music
    2012
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    The Work Song EP

    Impulse!
    2012
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