Posted: February 26, 2017
Lensic Presents 2017 Grammy Winner Gregory Porter on June 10, 2017

Lensic Presents
Gregory Porter

Grammy Winner – Best Jazz Album – 2017 & 2014
June 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm 

Gregory Porter

When: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Where:The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Price: Tickets start at $38 

On-Sale Dates: Public – Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. Lensic Members – Starting Sunday, Feb. 26

Purchase Tickets: Tickets may be purchased online at TicketsSantaFe.org, by calling 505-988-1234, or by visiting the Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Santa Fe, NM— The Lensic proudly presents Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter on June 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm.

An artist whose music is at once timeless and ahead of its time, Porter is considered the new king of vocal jazz. Since exploding on the international music scene in 2016, Porter has earned the music world’s most coveted awards. Earlier this month, he took home the 2017 Grammy for Best Jazz Album for his fourth album release, Take Me to the Alley.

Porter’s first two albums—Water (2010) and Be Good (2012)—were both nominated for Grammy Awards. His third, Liquid Spirit, released in fall 2013, sold a million albums worldwide and became the most streamed jazz album of all time, with more than 20 million streams. The album sold Platinum in the U.K. and Germany. In the U.S., it let to Porter’s first-ever national TV appearances, on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, while Esquire magazine and NPR Music both declared him “America’s Next Great Jazz Singer.” 

Liquid Spirit won Porter his first Grammy in 2014, for Best Jazz Vocal Album. It also earned him a Best Traditional R&B Performance nomination for his affecting ballad “Hey Laura.”

Take Me to The Alley (2016), a collection or stirring originals that juxtapose the personal and political, was created by Porter with his longtime producer Kamau Kenyatta.  His partnership with Kenyatta started in the mid-1990s, when he was a student at San Diego State University. Porter began college years playing football on a full athletic scholarship before a shoulder injury diverted him into a music career.

Praise for Gregory Porter

“The sheer pleasure in Porter’s singing is all but impossible to resist.” — The Telegraph (UK)

“Gregory Porter continues to redefine what it means to be a jazz singer.” — NPR

Video Clip
Watch Porter perform “Don’t Lose Your Steam”, from his Grammy-winning album “Take Me to the Alley,” live at Capitol Studios.


About The Lensic Performing Arts Center

The nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center owns and maintains a landmark historic theater in the heart of Santa Fe. A hub for year-round performing arts and culture, The Lensic serves the community through affordable programming and groundbreaking educational programs that touch the lives of more than 10,000 students each year. For more information about our presentations and programs, visit Lensic.org. 



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