Friday September 29 sees modern jazz sensation Gregory Porter return to Singapore, on the invitation of Sing Jazz, taking to the stage of the historic Capitol Theatre for what promises to be a celebration of music. Gregory Porter introduced himself to Singapore music lovers on the Sing Jazz stage in 2014, where his breathtaking performance brought a capacity crowd to its feet, September 29 offers the chance to get reacquainted to one of the finest voices of a generation.
Gregory Porter is one of those performers that bridges musical genres, as comfortable on stage at a jazz festival as he is collaborating on a late night talk show performance to a mainstream audience, his voice soars above any musical pigeon-holes. From the minute his 2013 album ‘Liquid Spirit’ burst on to the scene, it was clear that something special had arrived. Platinum sales around the world and a Grammy underlined that notion prompting the New York Times to describe him as; “a Jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement, and soaring uplift.”
With yet another Grammy on the shelf, for album ‘Take Me To The Alley’, Gregory Porter is set to head east again and give his ever-growing fans in the Asian region reason for celebration. No matter if you are a recent convert, still to experience the great voice in person, a lifelong fan since his first record or one of the lucky ones that witnessed that Sing jazz performance in 2014, the opportunity to see one of the defining voices of our time is not one you want to let slip by. Not long after the passing of another musical hero, Prince, Gregory Porter delivered a poignant cover of Purple rain on the BBC programme, Later With Jools Holland that sent chills down the spine. This is the kind of experience you can look forward to when he lands at Capitol Theatre on September 29.