Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

March 8 at 8 PM

Gregory Porter

Coolidge Auditorium

“Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn’t know you wanted.” –The New York Times

A fast-rising star with a captivating baritone voice and an impressive stylistic range embracing jazz, blues and Southern soul, Gregory Porter is a gifted songwriter with a storyteller’s imagination. Raised in California, he cites the Bakersfield Southern Gospel sound and his mother’s Nat King Cole record collection as fundamental influences. Charisma, charm and an enviable ability to connect with audiences are catapulting him to international attention. Photo credit: Vincent-Soyez.

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each 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.

6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Gregory Porter talks with Music Division jazz curator Larry Appelbaum.