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Gregory Porter at the Montréal International Jazz Festival

Gregory Porter at the International Jazz Festival of Montréal 2016

Gregory Porter's musical awakening came upon hearing his mother's Nat King Cole records as a child - Porter would later write a show in homage to the singer. After seeing his dreams of professional football thwarted by a major injury, the California-born artist turned to music. With the help of his mentor, the multi-instrumentalist and composer Kamau Kenyatta, Porter honed his skills in San Diego jazz clubs before landing a role in the musical It Ain't Nothing But the Blues. His resume also includes a collaboration with famed flutist Hubert Laws. A gifted songwriter, he penned most of the jazz and soul-oriented material appearing on his first albums, Water (2010), Be Good (2012) and Liquid Spirit (2013), winner of a Grammy for Best jazz vocal album.

Recorded on June 29th at the Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montréal
TV direction by Mathieu Mastin

Jazz / World Music
Genre : Jazz / musiques du monde
Length : 00:51:59
Director : Mathieu Mastin