Gregory Porter completes international headliners for Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2016
Internationally acclaimed soul jazz sensation Gregory Porter rounds out the range of headliners at this year’s Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
Performing in Koncertsalen at DR Koncerthuset on the 6th of July, the American phenomenon joins headliners such as Burt Bacharach, Pat Metheny, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lizz Wright, Charles Lloyd, Brian Blade and others.
Grammy-winning Gregory Porter’s first visit to Copenhagen took place in 2014, where the former football-player enthralled the crowd in a sold-out Koncertsalen, even luring icon Stevie Wonder on stage for an impromptu collaboration.
The 44 year old ‘late bloomer’ put out his debut album, “Water”, in 2010. 2013 marked one of his first peaks, as signing with Blue Note Records and releasing the award-winning “Liquid Spirit” led him to a win as Male Vocalist of the year in renowned magazine Downbeat. Porter has been riding a wave of acclaim ever since, going on to release his latest album, “Take Me To The Alley”, earlier this month, and based on the first round of reviews, his soulful voice is far from quieting down.
“Gregory Porter’s success shows no signs of slowing down on Take Me To The Alley” – 5/5 stars, EveningStandard
“The standard explanation of Porter’s broad appeal is that there’s something undeniable about his talent; that anyone who can come up with a song such as the unfeasibly beautiful ballad Consequence of Love is obviously destined for success; that his voice, with its echoes of Bill Withers and Donny Hathaway, is built to steamroller any conceivable objection one might raise. And there’s truth in all of that.” – 4/5 stars, The Guardian
”We haven’t had a male singer like him in a long time.” – Dee Dee Bridgewater
With today’s announcement the line-up for Koncertsalen, DR Koncerthuset is as follows:
4/7: Pat Metheny (US) – few tickets left // INFO & TICKETS
5/7: Dee Dee Bridgewater (US) // INFO & TICKETS
6/7: Gregory Porter (US) – few tickets left // INFO & TICKETS
7/7: Branford Marsalis Quartet feat. Kurt Elling (US) // INFO & TICKETS
9/7: Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano (CAM/CU) // INFO & TICKETS
10/7: Burt Bacharach (US) – few tickets left // INFO & TICKETS
Tickets are already scarce for Gregory Porter (US) at DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen.