Join us as we host a talented performer who has been called America’s next great male jazz singer.
Some critics are inspired to comment on Porter as a new “king’ of jazz,” and a “leader of the pack,” a performer of extraordinary presence who has been compared with the greatest of the greats, such as Joe Williams, Nat Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye. As musically solid as his recordings are and as powerful and honest as Porter’s magnificent voice is, it may just well be the brilliance of his poetry and the unguarded depth of his emotional delivery that is most fueling his rapid rise to fame.
GREGORY PORTER OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.gregoryporter.com
Combining beautifully soulful melodies, with a touch of jazz and more than a little earthy gospel, Atlanta songstress Avery*Sunshine emerges as one of the strongest voices in R&B, Soul and Jazz. Along with being known for her powerful voice and appreciation of different music genres, the Avery is a trained pianist graduating from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. She can count musical legends such as Chaka Khan and Roy Ayers amongst her fans, and has worked at length with producer Dana Johnson who co-wrote and co-produced many tracks on India.Arie’s Voyage to India CD. Her latest self-titled LP has received national recognition and praise. She has performed with Rachelle Ferrell, Roy Ayers (who is featured on her debut album) Michael Buble, Anthony Hamilton, gospel icon Karen Clark-Sheard and the one and only David Foster.
AVERY*SUNSHINE OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.averysunshine.com
**VIP $150 includes premium ticket for both Jazzanooga shows, to make your reservation click here, (only 100 seats available).
For more information about Jazzanooga’s Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) April 2014 schedule, please visit www.jazzanooga.org.