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Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene with his debut CD, Water in 2010, and has racked up a continuing stream of amazing accolades and awards. Porter’s Water garnered a ‘Best Jazz Vocal’ Grammy® nomination (a rare feat for a debut recording), rocketed to #1 on both iTunes and Amazon in the UK and soared onto an international array of year-end ‘Best Of’ lists for 2010 in several genres, and within a scant 15 months established him as a formidable international touring artist. Be Good, his sophomore release has gained even more acclaim, plus a Grammy® nomination in a crossover R&B category.
Porter’s ascending star is viewed most brightly in Europe, especially in the UK, where he has performed on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio programme, on Later with Jools Holland, as a featured guest at the London Jazz Festival and as one of two special guests on Carole King’s 2011 BBC holiday television special. UK’s Jazz Wise magazine named Water the #1 Jazz Album of 2011 (the first time a vocal album has achieved this distinction.) and Be Good made the top five list for Album of the Year in 2012. Across the channel in France, press and radio have showered Porter with incredible accolades, lauding him as the new “Roi of Jazz,” and featuring him on the front cover of the mainstream magazine,
”The next great voice in Jazz.” L’Express