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Staff PickGregory Porter and Ledisi (Feb 6)

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

| $49.50 - $119.50
Gregory Porter and Ledisi at Fox Theater

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Gregory Porter and Ledisi will perform at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland on February 6th!

ABOUT TO GREGORY PORTER:
Known for his warm baritone vocals, Gregory Porter rose to acclaim in the 2010s with his earthy, cross-pollinated brand of jazz, soul, and gospel. A gifted singer of standards as well as more contemporary soul material, Porter has earned favorable comparisons to his idols Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder. He announced his arrival by picking up a Grammy nomination for his 2010 debut, Water. After signing to Blue Note, he gained even wider notice for his third album, 2013’s Liquid Spirit, which hit number two on the jazz charts, and won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Although his original songs are his main focus, Porter often returns to his roots, such as on his 2017 tribute album Nat King Cole & Me.

Born in Los Angeles in 1971, Porter grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his mother was a minister. It was through his mother’s record collection that he fell under the spell of Cole, learning early on how to imitate him. Along with singing, he was also a gifted athlete, and left high school with a football scholarship to San Diego State University. However, after an injury to his shoulder derailed his sports career, he moved to Brooklyn where he worked days as a chef while performing in local jazz clubs. It was during this period that he met saxophonist, composer, and pianist Kamau Kenyatta.

Details

Date:
February 6, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$49.50 - $119.50
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2Kvp7bZ

Venue

Fox Theater
Phone:
(510) 302-2250
1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Website:
thefoxoakland.com

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