Gregory Porter’s 2013 Blue Note album Liquid Spirit just won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. This week we welcome this rising star to the Library of Congress. Porter’s influences range from the Southern Gospel sound of Bakersfield in his native California to his mother’s Nat King Cole records. The Grammy winner records for the storied jazz label Blue Note but is also squarely in the tradition of R&B ballad singers.
Porter performs this Saturday, March 8 at 8:00 pm at the Coolidge Auditorium. This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available at no cost before the performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed. The building opens to the public at 5:30. RUSH tickets will be distrubuted at 6:00 pm.
Join us for a pre-concert presentation at 6:30 pm in the Whittall Pavilion. Gregory Porter will discuss his work with Music Division jazz curator Larry Appelbaum. No tickets are required.