Together with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Gregory Porter is ready for MaiJazz with Nat King Cole’s amazing musical world. October 2017, Porter released the CD «Nat King Cole & Me». Here Porter takes a deep dive into the songs of legendary singer, -music that has deeply influenced Gregory Porter’s own career. The music on the CD is arranged by the renowned arranger and conductor Vince Mendoza, and Maijazz and SSO is greatfull to get this giant in jazz and popular music to lead the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
Gregory Porter delivers timeless music with soul, credibility and musical joy – and with great respect for jazz history. He is widely regarded as the leading male vocalist in his genre, and someone who can take care of Nat King Coles musical legacy. The audience will hear immortal classics like «Smile» and «Nature Boy» .- an evening to look forward to!
Gregory Porter – Voice, Chip Crawford – Piano, Jahmal Nichols – Bass, Emanuel Harrold – Drums Tivon Pennicott – Tenor Sax, Ondrej Pivec – Hammond and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra