One of music scene’s most wanted jazz vocalists Gregory Porter, who is going to open this year’s 18 Jazz Fest Sarajevo with a concert at the Bosnian Cultural Centre is these days on a short France tour promoting his latest album Liquid Spirit what won him a Grammy award in the category Best Vocal Jazz Album.
Numerous concerts and collaborations with different artists bare witness to his ever growing popularity in Europe. After his recent performance at the iTunes festival in London media headlined him as “the new king of jazz”. He left a fetching impression at one of BBC’s most watched shows few days ago where he appeared with Jamie Cullum on whose new album they together perform the Nina Simone classic Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.
Porter also appears on German trumpeter Till Bronner‘s latest release The Movie Album where they perform Stand By Me while his songs also have a dear place on set lists of DJ’s and producers like Ludovic Navarre aka St. Germain.
The vocalist is highly recognised among American artists as well. At a concert this summer held at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Porter was joined on stage by Stevie Wonder who did not hide his enthusiasm about the talent and performance of the American vocalist. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson praised his voice by stating “he is an extraordinary talent with an extraordinary career.”
Tickets for Gregory Porters concert on 4 November at BKC can be booked with a 20% discount at this link.
Watch the music video for his latest single Liquid Spirit.