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.

Currently, Gregory has developed a show that is a tribute to the music and memory of Nat Cole. Through song and narration, the listener is invited into the life of Nat’s music and how it moved the life of this young boy. He is also an original cast member of the four-time Tony nominated Broadway Musical, “It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues” and has performed in the national tour of the Broadway musical, “The Civil War.”

Additionally, Gregory has performed on national television shows such as “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” and “The Today Show.” More recently, in 2006, he performed at the Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

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February 26, 2013

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December 30, 2012

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Gregory Porter

December 14, 2012

Gregory Porter's "Be Good" Is Best Jazz Vocal Album In iTunes' Best Of...

December 07, 2012

Gregory Porter's "Real Good Hands" Receives Grammy Nomination For "Best...

July 30, 2012

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March 21, 2012

Grammy Nominated Soul Jazz Vocal Sensation Gregory Porter Releases...

February 24, 2012

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February 14, 2012

Gregory Porter's "Real Good Hands" Selected as iTunes Single of the Week

February 09, 2012

Vocalist Gregory Porter Will Tour To Support Release Of "Be Good"

December 14, 2011

Acclaimed Vocalist Gregory Porter Offers Up Another Round of Soulful...

October 17, 2011

Rapidly Rising Star Gregory Porter Releases New Video & Remixes of...

December 07, 2010

Motema's Gregory Porter and Oran Etkin Get Grammy Nods

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Jun21Fri
Gregory Porter
Elkhart Jazz Festival
Elkhart, IN
Jul11Thu
Gregory Porter
Parque De Santa Catarina
Funchal, Portugal
€10-15
Jul26Fri
Gregory Porter, Wynton Marsalis
Chapiteau
Marciac, France
Aug1Thu
Gregory Porter
San Francisco Jazz Festival
San Francisco, CA
$45-115
Aug2Fri
Gregory Porter
San Francisco Jazz Festival
San Francisco, CA
$45-115
Aug3Sat
Gregory Porter
San Francisco Jazz Festival
San Francisco, CA
$45-115
Aug4Sun
Gregory Porter
San Francisco Jazz Festival
San Francisco, CA
$45-115

Discography

Live In Berlin

Live In Berlin

Eagle Rock Entertainment
2017

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Take Me To The Alley

Take Me To The Alley

Blue Note Records
2016

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Liquid Spirit

Liquid Spirit

Blue Note Records
2013

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Be Good

Be Good

Motéma Music
2012

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