Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October
GREGORY PORTER (voice)with Ben Castle (saxes), Graeme Flowers (trumpet), Grant Windsor (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Dave Ohm (drums)
+ (fri) Georgia Mancio and Nigel Price (guitar)
+ (sat) Georgia Mancio and Nikki Iles (piano)
“This guy Gregory Porter, I think he is really, really very special” – Jamie Cullum
The meteoric rise of US vocalist and songwriter, Gregory Porter, Grammy-nominated for his debut album, Water, confirms he is truly the Next Big Thing – an opinion shared by The New York Times, Jools Holland, Jazzwise Magazine and Wynton Marsalis. His music flows with a sense of timelessness through blues, soul and gospel and his striking interpretations of standards as well as his own powerful originals reflect the eloquence of musical inspirations Nat ‘King’ Cole, Joe Williams and Donny Hathaway. His debut at the Club in July sold out fast so catch him while you can.
(fri) “a legend in the making” – Arundel Jazz Club
In support, Georgia and stellar guitarist, Nigel Price, continue their established partnership and tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass. Price’s acclaimed Organ Trio won Best Jazz Ensemble in the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and other credits include Ronnie Scott’s Allstars, James Taylor, Snowboy and Alex Garnett.
(sat) “A formidable UK jazz presence” – The Guardian
Georgia debuts a collaboration with the stunning pianist and composer, Nikki Iles, whose impressive CV includes Vince Mendoza, Anthony Braxton, Mike Gibbs, Mark Anthony Turnage, Rufus Reid, Tina May, Julian Arguelles, The London Philharmonic and Tim Garland.