Gregory Porter makes a comeback to the Ancient Theatre
The jazz and soul legend will have his concert on July 24 in Plovdiv
One of the best-selling recording artists in the world and two-time Grammy winner returns to Bulgaria. After his triumphant performance in July 2022 at the sold-out Ancient Theatre, Gregory Porter now chooses this iconic venue again. His concert is on July 24, 2024, in the Ancient Theater, Plovdiv.
The jazz and soul legend, celebrating a decade of worldwide success, includes Bulgaria in his tour. As part of it, Porter will perform some of his biggest hits as well as tracks from his album Still Rising. It's an exquisite selection of musical delights, featuring new tracks, some of Porter's best-loved songs, but also breathtaking covers and duets - such as songs with Paloma Faith, Moby, Jamie Cullum, Jeff Goldblum and many more.
Porter says about this concert, "It's my music so far, but it's not 'Greatest Hits.' They often come at the end of one's career, and I still feel young and confident in mine. I have a lot more to say... The title of the album is an echo of the one before it, All Rise, because I obviously repeat something in my music - this optimism about life and love. It's an unfinished story for me, both musically and personally. And I'm still learning how to do it. It's still growing.”
Gregory Porter - Dry Bones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmYAi0e0AGg&t=10s
Gregory Porter is the most successful male jazz vocalist in the world and one of the best-selling recording artists. He has three platinum and nine gold albums. Winner of two Grammy awards in 2014 and 2016. for Best Jazz Vocal Album. He has nearly 340,000 followers on Spotify and over 193 million views on video platforms. "My voice is a gift from God and I want to share it with people," he says.
He performs concerts in sold-out halls around the world - Royal Albert Hall, Olympia and collaborates with musicians such as Stevie Wonder, Moby, Disclosure, Sam Smith and Jeff Goldblum. His inspirations are artists such as Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Donny Hathaway, who reflect on his style, which easily flows between jazz, soul, rhythm and blues and gospel, and with his latest albums he is undisputedly recognized as the artist who brings the modern jazz to the tables.
Gregory is a popular guest on numerous TV shows. And two years ago, he released The Porter House with Gregory Porter, a cooking series in which the singer shares recipes inspired by the local community, culinary experiences while on tour, and his own family cooking traditions. And on his podcast "The Hang" he has a number of celebrities as guests.
Gregory Porter's concert is on 24.07.2024. in the Ancient Theater, Plovdiv. Tickets are held in the Eventim network.
Photos: Eric Umphery