Gregory Porter in concerto - Teatro La Fenice


Gregory Porter in concerto

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The new star of the Venice Jazz Festival is Gregory Porter, guest of Veneto Jazz in the artist’s only Italian date for 2024. Winner of two Grammy Awards, but above all the one who with his enveloping baritone voice brought the contemporary jazz to the general public, Gregory Porter is today an international artist who collects successes and sold outs all over the world, with a transversal audience fascinated by a style that combines jazz, soul and gospel.


Gregory Porter  vocals
Tivon Pennicott  sax | horns
Chip Crawford piano
Jahmal Nichols bass
Emanuel Harrold drums
Ondrej Pivec Hammond Organ


Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gregory Porter was raised in Bakersfield, California and cites the Bakersfield Southern Gospel sound, as well as his mother’s Nat King Cole record collection, as fundamental influences on his own sound. Porter began singing in jazz clubs in San Diego while attending San Diego State University on a football scholarship. Eventually Porter moved to New York City to pursue music full-time and his career began to ascend with the release of his first two albums—Water (2010) and Be Good (2012)—both of which received GRAMMY nominations. In 2013, he released his breakout Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit which grew into a global phenomenon, selling more than a million albums and earning Porter his first GRAMMY Award with NPR declaring him “America’s Next Great Jazz Singer.” His 2016 follow-up Take Me To The Alley won Porter his second GRAMMY Award and firmly established him as his generation’s most soulful jazz artist. In 2017, Porter released the heartfelt tribute album Nat King Cole & Me, and in 2020 returned to his original songwriting on the uplifting ALL RISE, both of which received GRAMMY nominations. His 2021 release Still Rising collected new songs, covers, duets, and a selection of his most-loved hits. In 2023, Porter released his first-ever holiday album Christmas Wish. Porter has hosted the podcast The Hang, a conversation series featuring his famous friends, as well as his own cooking show The PorterHouse, in which the singer shared recipes inspired by his local community, experiences from touring the globe, and family cooking traditions.

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