The Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival proudly presents a special pre-festival concert with the amazing, internationally acclaimed voice of Jazz, Gregory Porter on Wednesday 24th June. Tickets go on sale with the De La Warr Pavillion today and a further allocation of tickets will be available from Rye International Jazz Festival week commencing Monday 13th April.
GREGORY PORTER AT THE DE LA WARR PAVILLION
WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE
DOORS OPEN 7.00PM
SUPPORT ACT FROM 7.30PM
GREGORY PORTER FROM 8.20PM
The Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival proudly presents a very special pre-festival one-off concert with the amazing internationally acclaimed voice of Jazz, Gregory Porter on Wednesday 24th June at the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, East Sussex.
Gregory Porter has taken the jazz and music industry by storm with numerous appearances on national television and radio. He continues to perform to sell out audiences across world and has achieved international recognition and acclaim with his Grammy winning multi-platinum selling album Liquid Spirit.
This very special concert is kindly sponsored by Future Climate Info and as the lucky crowds who’ve seen him perform the world over can vouchsafe: you can drink deep of Gregory Porter. And the best kind of intoxication will follow. As the lyrics to his foot-stomping, high-clapping title track have it: “Un-reroute the rivers, let the dammed water be, there’s some people down the way that’s thirsty, so let the liquid spirit free…
This charismatic Californian is here to breathe life, and vitality, and fun, and excitement, and passion, and honesty into the musical genres he has loved from boyhood, ever since Nat “King” Cole entered his heart.
In Gregory’s own words, “Really, I’m married to music and whether people keep on buying my records or not, or keep on coming to the shows or not, I’m still going to sing. I’m amazed and thankful and blown away that I’ve had these opportunities. But if they take it away, I’m cool. I’ve still got my songs,” Porter concludes, beaming expansively. “I swear to God I am cool!”
That he is. They don’t come much cooler than Gregory Porter. Liquid Spirit is shot through with gospel, blues and R&B influences… the title track pair’s soulful horns with a deep, enveloping bassline that frames the California native’s supple tenor. - Wall Street Journalr
Gregory Porter is a powerful baritone who writes his own songs… from a more ’70s or early ’80s-oriented place in the African-American jazz tradition, strong and sometimes experimental yet serenely unacademic, and mightily good.” - The New York Times
The 2015 Rye Jazz & Blues Festival take’s place from Thursday 27th – 31st August. For more information about the festival, latest news and announcements please go to:www.ryejazz.com
Don’t miss the wonderful opportunity to see Gregory Porter live at the De La Warr Pavilion.
Posted on 10/04/2015 by Ian Bowden
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