Gregory Porter, who rose to fame more than a decade ago, is a musical phenomenon and arguably the most popular jazz vocalist in the world today. His voice shines not only in jazz, but also in pop music. Gregory Porter’s incredible musicianship makes him one of the most remarkable jazz success stories of this century.
Gregory Porter’s debut album Water, released in 2010, was nominated for a Grammy and his third album Liquid Spirit, released in 2013, earned him a coveted statue. Today, he has two Grammys to his name. Incidentally, his most recent album, All Rise, released last year, was also nominated for a Grammy.
He has given a solo concert at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, sung on the main stage at Glastonbury, Britain’s most important music festival, and his albums have risen to the top of the charts to compete with the records of the brightest pop stars.
Such success is rare in jazz – but there is no doubt that Gregory Porter is exceptionally gifted.
“Kaunas Jazz holds a special place in his heart – when he first visited the festival a decade ago, he immediately won the Audience Choice Award, fell in love with the atmosphere of the event, and has always welcomed invitations to return to Lithuania ever since.
A warm voice, virtuoso vocal control, elegance and gentlemanliness on stage, a great sense of music and a cap that has become his calling card are just some of the things that have made Gregory Porter one of the brightest jazz stars in the world.