We are super excited and gearing up for tonight's Gregory Porter concert at the De La Warr Pavilion. This event is now sold out. Special thanks to sponsors Future Climate Info and the Old Borough Arms, Rye. Gregory will be speaking in an live interview with BBC South East News this evening! Make sure you are watching...
Before he makes his trip to a gig with Van Morrison and then on to a small festival called Glastonbury, Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival is delighted to have the opportunity to present the amazing voice of jazz, Gregory Porter, at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Wednesday 24th June, supported by The Violet Jive.
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.
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…’”
“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
There will be an interval during Gregory Porter’s Performance.
Supporting Sponsor: Old Borough Arms, Rye - comfortable and charming Guest House and tea room in Rye, offering superb bed and breakfast with 9 beautiful en-suite rooms.
Posted on 23/05/2015 by Ian Bowden
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