In barely four years’ time Gregory Porter
has grown into one of the greatest jazz vocalists in the world. Anyone who has seen a performance by this gentle giant will understand why. His disarming style of singing and his wonderful baritone voice command both respect and emotion. Because everything that the American touches in a musical way seems to turn into gold. That the North Sea Jazz Festival is mad about the 42-year-old singer from Los Angeles is clear from the fact that he is coming to Ahoy for the third year in a row. During the last edition, Porter shared the stage with Anthony Hamilton and Gretchen Parlato. Now he will return with a solo show, undoubtedly containing work from his beautiful album Liquid Spirit
(2013) that won him this year’s Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. A must-see act for lovers of soul songs filled with jazz and blues.