Gregory Porter

Do you remember the Spike Lee/Michael Jordan (MJ) basketball shoes commercials? Spike as the character Mars Blackmon tirelessly
Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter has never shied away from political conversations in his music. On his
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I was unable to attend the Friday night concerts which featured the progressive group The Next Collective and the singer Joi. By all accounts those who went were not disappointed.
According to Dyan's Alexis Marsh... "I wanted a spare sound to reflect the openness of the prairies where I grew up, a community
This year's Festival, the 39th of such annual events, is one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country and takes place in Atlanta's historic and verdant Piedmont Park. The press conference was kicked off by the performance of local artist Alex Lattimore and his quartet.
The jazz singer says his family know just how to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
Jamie Cullum: "I've lived my short life as a record geek. I take quite a heavy interest in music. Lots of people are interested in music, but I'm the kind of guy who'd be digging through boxfuls of old records in secondhand stores and record fares and things like that."
Have you heard Gregory Porter's new album? Many are calling him the best new jazz vocalist in years. Tomorrow night on PBS, I chat with the Grammy nominee about his chart-topping new album, Liquid Spirit, and what inspires him to create.
A good friend introduced me to Gregory Porter's music initially, which, once his vocal gifts hit me, led to a round of frenzied YouTube and Google searches.