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…and TONIGHT it’s Gregory Porter!

November 8, 2012

I’ve always loved ballads, and ‘But Beautiful’ is one of my favorites,” says Gregory Porter of the standard, on which his vocals and Chip Crawford’s piano share center stage. The mournful “Lonely One” paints a lyrical picture of a tragic love story, while the CD’s title track reiterates the artist’s use of water as metaphor for redemption, cleansing, history and survival. Water’s coda is a raw yet soulful Mahalia Jackson-influenced a cappella version of the classic “Feeling Good.”

Born in Los Angeles, raised in Bakersfield, and now living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Gregory Porter has made the world his musical home. A frequent guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Porter also maintains a residency at Smoke Jazz in New York. He appears on 2 tracks on the new Nicola Conte album, appeared on the Jools Holland BBC show in mid April. This year among the many festivals and events he will be on include the elb Jazz Festival in Hamburg, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta.

He’s at Dizzy’s in the good ol’ US of A this week and this is a CAN NOT MISS! Make a reservation, it will surely sell out!

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