Gregory Porter

Born in 1971 in sacramento California, greg porter is one of the most popular new voices in jazz. One of 7 children, greg began singing in the church where he fully developed his rich, baritone voice. While in high school, Greg received a football scholarship to San Diego State, but a shoulder injury ended his football career. He currently lives in Bed-Sty in New York.

Greg has been recording on major labels since 2010 and his freshman outing, Water was soon followed by Be Good for Motema Records. Both CDs garnered early recognition of his amazing skills and voice.

Signing with Blue Note in 2013, Porter has continued to release CDs with original compositions that cross in to different styles that have won him international acclaim and he is reaching new listeners to jazz.

His third CD, Liquid Spirit, won him the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Liquid Spirit has been a worldwide commercial success and continues to increase the ever growing audience for jazz vocal stylings.

His latest release, Take Me to the Alley, is receiving good reviews and has more original compositions than previous releases.

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