Gregory Porter will perform for the first time in Romania on April 24th in a concert set for Bucharest, at Sala Palatului.
An accomplished vocalist, Porter is regarded as the voice of his generation, being able to dominate and transform the entire rage of gospel, blues, R&B, and soul for an heterogeneous public, with very diverse musical preferences. “Gregory Porter has most of what you would want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn’t know you wanted,” The New York Times wrote.
After his promising career in American football got interrupted because of a shoulder injury, Porter became a professional musician at age 40. He rose to international recognition with the disc Lquid Spirit, which went into the Top Ten UK Chats with sales of over 100,000 units and got Porter a Grammy.
A regular presence at festivals such as Montreux, North Sea Jazz, Jazz A Vienne or Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Porter is very successful commercially also. So far he received numerous awards including a Grammy for the Best Jazz Vocal Album, two Jazz FM Awards but also the title of Male Singer of the Year granted by the Journalists Association Jazz Awards in 2014.
The Bucharest concert is part of his world tour. In the capital he will present the disc Take me to the Alley, which was released in 2016. The album went to number one in Apple Music in countries such as Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain or France and was enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike.
Tickets, priced RON 120 to RON 260, are available at eventim.ro.