Friday, February 15, 2019, 8pm
The Music Center
$58 - $108
Prepare to swoon this Valentine’s Day weekend as Gregory Porter, celebrated R&B and jazz singer-songwriter, brings our most romantic draydreams to life! Porter, an artist whose music is at once timeless and utterly of its time, will perform the tunes of his greatest influence, Nat “King” Cole. On his most recent album, Nat King Cole & Me, Porter finds an emotional connection and familiarity in Cole’s music that seamlessly conveys messages resonating wth modern audiences. Rolling Stone gushes, “Porter distills the wide-screen cinematic romance of the Forties, Fifties and Sixties, mantling his celebrated, honeyed baritone in glistening updrafts of strings, horns and woodwinds.”
- Porter dramatized his deep appreciation for Cole in a semi-autobiographical musical, Nat King Cole & Me, which premiered in 2004.
- Porter won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 for Liquid Spirit and in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley.
- The New York Times calls Porter, “A jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”
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