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Blue Note Signs Vocalist Gregory Porter

Major label debut to be released in fall

l. to r.: Don Was (Blue Note President), Gregory Porter, Brian Bacchus (producer), Pascal Bod (product manager, Universal Music Classics & Jazz), Kamau Kenyatta (associate producer)

Blue Note Records and Universal Music Classics & Jazz have announced the signing of singer/songwriter Gregory Porter. According to a press release from Blue Note, “Porter has been in the studio with his working band and producer Brian Bacchus recording his third album and major label debut, which will be released worldwide on Blue Note Records this fall.”

Porter was previously signed to the Motéma label. His 2010 debut album Water earned a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album and his second, Be Good, (Motéma Music) followed in 2012 and earned him his second Grammy, nomination, this time for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

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