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Dz ‡’‘™‡”•Š‹•„”ƒ™›„ƒ”‹–‘‡‡ˆˆ‘”–Ž‡••Ž› ™‹–Šƒ‡…‘‘‹…ƒŽ•‡•‡‘ˆ’Š”ƒ•‹‰ƒ†’‹–Š›Ž›”‹…‹•ǤdzDownbeat   Magazine    

"The  intersection  of  Kurt  Elling  and  Sammy   Davis  Jr.  may  seem  an  unfathomable  junction,  but  that's  exactly  where  you'll   find  Gregory  Porter."    Jazz  Times          "The  versatile  Porter's  Water  leaves  you  awash  in  enticing  grooves."    


Dz ”‡‰‘”›‘”–‡”Šƒ•‘•–‘ˆ™Šƒ–›‘—™ƒ–‹  a  male  jazz  singer,  and  maybe  a   –Š‹‰‘”–™‘›‘—†‹†ǯ–‘™›‘—™ƒ–‡†ǤdzThe  New  York  Times    

 ³+HœVWKHPRVWG\QDPLFVRXOIXOSDVVLRQDWHDQG HQJDJLQJMD]]VLQJHUWRFRPHDORQJLQ\HDUVDWRWDOQDWXUDOZLWKDGHHS authenticity  and  huge  stage  presence.      His  lyrics  are  picture  perfect   drawing  deep  emotions  from  intimate  visual  depictions.´Ȃ  Jazz  Wise   Magazine  (UK)          "...Gregory  Porter  has  a  voice  and  musicality  to  be  reckoned  

with."       Dz ”‡‰‘”›‘”–‡”Šƒ•ƒ˜‘‹…‡–Šƒ––ƒ’•‹Â?–‘…Žƒ••‹…ĆŹǤŠ‡”‡ǯ•ƒ–‘—…Š‘ˆ Donny  Hathaway  on  his  debut,  while  the  streets-­â€?on-­â€?fire  commentary  of  1960   What?  evokes  memories  of  Gil  Scott-­â€? ‡”‘Â?ǯ•‡ƒ”Ž‹‡•–‘—–‹Â?‰•ǤÇĽ  [Water  is]  an   ‹Â?’”‡••‹˜‡…ƒŽŽ‹Â?‰Â…ÂƒÂ”Â†Ç¤ÇłThe  London  Times      

  At  Gre‰‘”›‘”–‡”ǯ•‹œœƒš’”‡••Č? —Ž›͜ǥʹͲͳͳČ?,  you  would  have  been  forgiven  for   thinking  you  were  in  the  presence  of  an  international  pop  star,  given  the  exuberant,   ˜‘…ƒŽŽ›ƒ’’”‡…‹ƒ–‡†ƒ—†‹‡Â?…‡ǼǤ‘”–‡”Č?•Š‘™‡†Č?ƒ–Š”‹ŽŽ‹Â?‰Â?Â?ƒ…Â?ˆ‘”ƒ””‡•–‹Â?‰–Š‡ audience  ǼŠis  lyrics  are  picture  perfect  ǼǤČ?Š‹•Č?mesmerizing  pull  resulted  in  a   standing  ovation.  Ȃ  Fran  Hardcastle,  London  Jazz  Blog,  July  2011  



DzŠ‡”‡Ž‹‡•‹‘”–‡”ƒ…‡”–ƒ‹•–ƒ”“—ƒŽ‹–›ǥǤdzThe   Village  Voice    

Dzǥƒƒ„•‘Ž—–‡•Š‘™•–‘’’‡”‘ˆ’‡”•‘ƒŽ‹œ‡† •‘—Žǥ•ƒ‹’”‡••‹˜‡ǡ•—„•–ƒ–‹˜‡˜‘…ƒŽ‹•–ǥŠ‡ǯ•”‹‰Š–—’–Š‡”‡™‹–Š ‘•‡ ƒ‡•ƒ•–Š‡‡š–„‹‰ƒŽ‡˜‘…ƒŽŒƒœœ•–ƒ”Ǥ      

 Dz‘”–‡”ƒ›…‘—– (Nat  King)  Cole  as  his  primary  influence,  but  his  vocals  and  his  ability  to  spin   ƒ—•‹…ƒŽ›ƒ”…ƒŽŽ–‘‹†ǥ ‘‡‹ŽŽ‹ƒ•ǡ ‘ ‡†”‹…•ǡ‘—ƒ™Ž•ƒ† ‡˜‹ƒŠ‘‰‘›Ǥ        

Dzǥƒ›Œ—•–„‡ƒ‡ƒ”Ž›…‘–‡†‡”ˆ‘”ƒŽ„—‘ˆ  the   ›‡ƒ”ǤdzShook  Magazine        

STRAIGHT  NO  CHASER  -­‐‑  A  JAZZ   SHOW     A  blog  with  interviews,  reviews,  features  and   podcasts  on  jazz  of  the  past,  present  and  future.  


Dz‹’Ž›’—–ǡ ”‡‰‘”› ‘”–‡”ƒ›„‡‘—”‡š–‰”‡ƒ–Œƒœœ•‹‰‡”ǤdzStraight  No  Chaser  blog        

Dzǥ‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡„‡•–ƒ”–‹•–•‹‘†‡”Œƒœœ –‘†ƒ›Ǥ  


Ç˛ÇĽÂƒÂ?‘–Š‡”Â?—•–Šƒ˜‡ˆ‘”ƒÂ?›–”—‡ŒƒœœˆƒÂ?ǤdzCelebrity   CafĂŠ.com  (4  Stars)         Dz›”‹…ƒŽ‰‡Â?‹—•ǼdzClassic  New  York  Story  blog      

Dz‘”–‡”ǯ•˜‡”•ƒ–‹Ž‹–›‹••‹Â?’Ž› ƒÂ?ƒœ‹Â?Â‰ÇĽÂƒ‰”ƒ…‡ˆ—Ž‡Â?†‡ƒ˜‘”–Šƒ–Â?‹””‘”•–Š‡ƒ……‘Â?’Ž‹•ŠÂ?‡Â?–•‘ˆŠ‹• ’”‡†‡…‡••‘”•™‹–Š—Â?”‹˜ƒŽ‡†ÂƒÂ”–‹•–”›ǤdzThe  Urban  Flux  blog      

"...sheer  genius....“—‹–‡’‘••‹„Ž›–Š‡Â›Â‡ÂƒÂ”ǯ•„‡•–Œƒœœ”‡…‘”†‹Â?‰.    Porter  is  one  of   the  most  inspiring  jazz  performers  of  the  last  decade.  5/5:    

"...he  never  misses  a  step...Gregory's   singing  abilities,  instrumentation  and  lyrics  all  come  together  with  ease,   without  coercion.    It's  a  beautiful  thing."      

..."Greg  Porter,  who  appeared  on  Broadway  in   –‹ǯ–‘–Š‹ǯ—–Š‡Ž—‡•,   possesses  a  pitch  perfect,  strong,  clear  and  melodious  set  of  pipes."    Chicago   Blues  Guide    

"Warmth  coats  every  line  of  Gregory  Porter's  intimate   jazz  and  soul  debut.  Hints  of  Nat  King  Cole  bleed  through  Porter's  articulate   phrasing,  but  the  weight  of  Joe  Williams  and  the  spiritualism  of  Bill  Withers   resonates,  too....Porter's  conviction  and  traditionalism....delivers  another   refreshing,  contemporary  male  jazz  voice  worth  savoring.  "  Creative  Loafing   Atlanta      

"...he  surely  writes  the  stuff  of  standards!"    Jazz  &   Blues  Report      

"  of  the  most  distinctive  new  voices  across   the  two  musical  idioms;  Water  is  definitely  a  Top  10  album  of  2010  so  far..."     Echoes  Magazine,  UK      

"Great  jazz  vocalists  are  few  and  far   between.  Fewer  still  are  those  who  can  actually  write  tunes  that  matter.   Porter  may  not  be  among  the  greats  ...  yet.  But  here  is  a  true  vocal  talent   that's  more  than  just  a  fine  voice...Porter  is  a  vocal  force  of  good  in  the  jazz   world.Jazz  Society  of  Oregon's  Jazz  Scene      

DzŠƒ–•‡–•Š‹ƒ’ƒ”–ˆ”‘–Š‡…”‘™† is  the  raw  emotion  of  his  singing  and  the  beauty  and  strength  of  his  original   …‘’‘•‹–‹‘•ǥ‡š–”‡‡Ž›‡š’”‡••‹˜‡‡™–ƒŽ‡–ǤdzThe  New  York  City  Jazz   Record  (formerly  All  About  Jazz  NY)    

Dz ”‡‰‘”›‘”–‡”‹•‹–Š‡Š‘—•‡ǡƒ†’”‡’ƒ”‡†–‘™ƒŽ–Š‡Žƒ†Ǥdz        


Dz †‘ǯ–‘™™Š‡”‡–Š‹•‰—›…ƒ‡ˆ”‘ǡ ‘”™Š‡”‡Š‡ǯ•‰‘‹‰ǡ„—––Š‹••‹‰‡” ”‡‰‘”›‘”–‡”‹•‘–‘•‘‡–Š‹‰ǥǤ‘— Œ—•–†‘ǯ–™ƒ––‘Ž‹•–‡–‘ƒ›–Š‹‰‡Ž•‡Ǥ        

   Dzǥ—•–Š‡ƒ”‹‰ˆ‘”–Š‡ •‘’Š‹•–‹…ƒ–‡†Ž‹•–‡‡”Ž‘‘‹‰ˆ‘”•‘‡“—‹–‡…‘’ƒ–‹„Ž‡•‘—†•Ǥdz        

Dz ‡‹•ƒŒƒœœ•‹‰‡”™‹–Š‡š…‡ŽŽ‡– –‘‡ƒ†’‹–…Šǡ”ƒ”‡‹Š‹•”‡‰‹•–‡”Ǥ        

DzǤǤsome  of  the  best  up-­‐ –‡’‘•…ƒ– ǯ˜‡‡˜‡”Š‡ƒ”†ǤdzCabaret  Scenes  Magazine          

Dzƒ–‡”‹•ƒ•‘Ž‹†„‡‰‹‹‰ˆ‘” ƒƒœ‹‰–Š‹‰•–‘…‘‡ǤdzSt.  Joseph  News  Press    

Dzǥƒ˜‘…ƒŽ˜‹”–—‘•‘™Š‘ ‡šŠ‹„‹–•’”‘‹•‹‰–ƒŽ‡–ǥ                    



Gregory Porter