Gregory Porter – 1960 What?

“The next great male jazz singer”—NPR Music

“Liquid Spirit is shot through with gospel, blues and R&B influences… the title track pairs soulful horns with a deep, enveloping bassline that frames the California native’s supple tenor.”—Wall Street Journal

“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

Gregory Porter may be from San Diego by way of Los Angeles, but his song “1960 What?” off of the album “Water,” might convince you that he is a native. It’s a powerful song that explores the streets of Detroit now, while looking back at the race riots of Detroit in the sixties

Porter won the 2014 Grammy award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Liquid Spirit.