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Artist Spotlight: Gregory Porter

Inspired by Nat King Cole, this singer's crossover sound pleases fans of jazz, soul, and gospel

Gregory Porter, New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016

In 2005, when Gregory Porter started singing Tuesdays at Harlem’s now-closed St. Nick’s Pub, he took a major leap forward as a jazz figure. Since then the California native has earned two Grammy wins and a worldwide audience.

Critics and vocal fans have embraced Porter’s brand of jazz, soul, and gospel, expertly blended together and wrapped in a warm baritone delivery. Across five albums Porter has recorded standards, contemporary soul, and his own original compositions. His influences include Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder, among others.

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