Gregory Porter

Artist Photo

3:00pm Saturday 8/30

Starbucks Stage

Jazz vocalist Gregory Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. NPR calls him “The next great male jazz singer” and The New York Times describes his songwriting as “strong and sometimes experimental yet serenely unacademic and mightily good.” In January, he received the Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album for his Blue Note Records debut, Liquid Spirit. (Part of the Jazz music showcase.)