"Celebrated as much for his ability to craft a poignant lyric as he is for his ability to use vocal alchemy to touch souls, Porter has what the music world could use more of: pure talent." read more
Creative Loafing Preview
"It's a great time to be a jazz fan....And this weekend Atlanta jazz fans are in luck: the previously mentioned Porter will be hitting town and hitting the stage Friday, Sept. 14." read more
Music Pick of the Week
beforeitsnews.com lists "Be Good (Lion's Song)" as its Music Pick of the Week. read more
"it was the appearance of Gregory Porter at the architecturally stunning Oslo opera house that was the first of several memorable concerts...it was his a cappella encore of Nat Cole's 'Mona Lisa' that created the night's most chill inducing moment, y read more
Compulsive Reader Review
The Compulsive Reader reviews the new album in the article: The Elegance of Empathy and Ethics: Be Good by Gregory Porter and writes, "he easily engages the listener. Porter creates a genuine space of empathy and understanding. He relaxes into a mood, an read more
Huffington Post's Suzi Williams Highlights
Gregory got a great mention in an Olympic highlights article in The Huffington Post! "I have to say thank you America for Gregory Porter. Ive always believed the Olympics is about more than sport - it's hope and dreams, talent and hard work...we are all read more
All About Jazz Review
All About Jazz's Chris M. Slawecki reviewed Be Good and interviewed Porter in the article, Gregory Porter: Sound And Vision, and writes, "Artists who mix or move between two styles, no matter how smoothly, sometimes risk being critically or commercially read more
Jazzwise reviewed the Soho Session at Pizza Express Jazz Club and writes, "Gregory Porter then charmed the audience...A great sensory overload even if you've heard him umpteen times." read more
Jazz / Jazzman Magazine Cover
Gregory graces the cover of the August issue of Jazz / Jazzman Magazine (France) with the headline "Gregory Porter The Birth Of A Star"! read more
Gregory was interviewed by The Other Room's DJ Allison
Music Is My Sanctuary blog features "1960 What?" and writes, "Now when Gregory's voice comes in, find yourself a chair cause your knees might give in"
I Hope Your Ears Bleed blog listed Gregory Porter's "Be Good (Lion's Song)" as the #1 song in it's top 25 list of The Best Songs of 2012 (So Far)!
Robin McKelle & Gregory Porter Put In 'Work' On This Duet
Soul Bounce points out Porter's duet with Robin McKelle, "Love's Work" on her new album and writes, "I've already listened to the album twice today and it's her collaboration with fellow jazz-soul crossover success Gregory Porter on the tender "Lo read more
Madison Square Park recapped Porter's show on their blog
"Grammy Award nominated Gregory Porter was the second artist to grace the stage, stirring his fans with his very first note...Charismatic and charming, Porter performed a set that truly was unforgettable for fans old and new." read more
Porter's show at Madison Square Park with Gretchen Parlato was a Time Out New York Critics Pick
Painted on Canvases, Gregory Porter Sings: Matt's Memo
CNY Central covered Gregory's performance at the Syracuse Jazz Festival as well and hails, "The chord changes of the lead track "Painted on Canvas" cleared room in the festival for the richest of voices to begin its night." read more
Gregory Porter sings with class, style
Syracuse.com reviewed Gregory's set at the Syracuse Jazz Festival in the article Gregory Porter sings with class, style and says Porter, "proved he's one of the rising jazz vocalists of our day" read more
"On My Way to Harlem" is featured in the current Wine and Jazz newsletter, and the review was written by Jazziz contributor Jonathan Widran. "The track rolls like a musical-spiritual biography, invoking the enduring cultural spirits that still haunt an
Gregory was featured on the cover of the French "Le Figaro et vous" a supplement sold with Le Figaro.
Jazz St. Louis unveils 2012-2013 season
Jazz St. Louis unveiled its 2012-2013 season which includes Gregory. Bob Bennett, director of operations and artistic administration for Jazz St. Louis, told STL Today, "If [Gregory] had been born 30 years earlier, Al Green would not have sold as many re read more
GREGORY PORTER – 1960 WHAT? (OPOLOPO KICK & BASS RERUB)
Deeprospection reviewed "1960 What?" Opolopo Remix and writes, "It's a timeless track that will even rock the next generation's dance floors and radio airwaves." read more
Jazz breaking news: Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, and Chris Potter go down a storm at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Mike Flynn of Jazzwise covered Porter's performance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival as well and hails, "it was down to Gregory Porter to bring some soul-jazz class to bear on these stadium-esque conditions and he positively shone in the process." read more
Review: Gregory Porter with Jamie Cullum in Cheltenham
LondonJazz reviews Porter's set at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and writes, "the entire set was moving. Without fanfare, without histrionics, the music settles into somewhere deep and shakes you. I was not the only one who walked out choked...Porter is read more
Be Good Gregory Porter- All About Jazz Italia
Angelo Leonardi reviews Be Good in All About Jazz Italia and gives it 4.5 stars. read more
The Irish Times gives "big and soulful" 'Be Good' four stars.
If he keeps this up, Porter will be huge – actually, scratch that, he already is. read more
Porter is on the cover of Jazzwise's (UK) Fifteenth Anniversary March issue with a four page feature in addition to five star review!
"Genius Plus Jazz Equals Soul" read more
Porter is one of the cover stories in the March issue of JazzTimes with a six page spread inside.
"the disc contains several originals that would become 21st-century jazz standards if only that book were still open." read more
Hi Fi News, the world's longest established audiophile magazine, weighs in on Be Good
"Brilliant & Compelling" read more
Blues & Soul Magazine published a two page feature on Gregory that is simply as good as it gets
Siafu Sounds rates Be Good in its "Must Have" category
“Be Good” is an extremely vivid experience that every music lover will cherish. read more
Be Good gets four stars in MOJO
"Porter excels at penning original material...this is a singer with a sound and style of his own." read more
Jazzwise notes Gregory's positive progression from Water
"On Be Good, Gregory Porter's astonishing follow-up to Water, 2011's Jazzwise album of the year, Porter, one of the most accomplished jazz singer-songwriters to emerge in decades, picks up just where he left off on Water-but goes still further and deep read more
Google Music features Gregory as the Artist of the Week starting Feb. 21 and offers "Painted on Canvas" as a free download.
"Gregory Porter has what it takes to bring a new, young audience into the jazz world." read more
"Real Good Hands" was the iTunes Single of the Week from 2.14-2.21. Be Good is #1 on the US iTunes jazz chart, #1 on the UK iTunes jazz chart, and reached #71 on the overall album chart in the US.
The Huffington Post reviews Be Good
"The Brilliant New Voice of Jazz" read more
BBC Music Magazine gives Be Good 4 stars
"this release is a worthy opener for 2012." read more
BBC raves about Be Good
The Times UK gives Be Good 4 stars
"It's not often that a record turns up from a jazz label with chart hit so clearly inscribed upon it...the biggest stages beckon." read more
Gregory Porter gets his very own day! Radio 6, one of Holland's largest radio stations, has declared February 17th "Gregory Porter" Day
The Guardian reviews Be Good
"The singing is immaculate all the way through" read more
Jazzwise reviews Be Good
Jazz Thing, Germany's leading jazz magazine, said "Gregory Porter has probably the most beautiful voice of jazz."
All About Jazz says "Be Good is beyond great and [Porter's] here to stay."
Be Good was featured as the Album of The Week on JazzFM
The Arts Desk featured Be Good as the Disc of The Day
"an album to relish from start to finish." read more
Porter has been reviewed in a number of other German publications including Szene, Die Zeit (readership about 2 million), Akkordwechsel and others.
Time Out London says "Porter is considered the most exciting thing to happen to vocal jazz since Westlife's 'Allow Us To Be Frank.'"
The UK's Independent reviews Be Good
"Porter has made the best vocal album for an age, following his impressive debut Water with a leap forward into greatness." read more
Gregory Porter's upcoming dates in London were previewed by the UK's national newspaper, The Guardian
a "gifted exponent of a soulfulness worthy of Bill Withers" with "the jazz agility of Kurt Elling, and a distinctive lyricist's identity mixing intimacy and political realism." read more
Porter's show at KC Jazz Club in D.C. is a Capital Bop critics pick.
Chris Wells reviews Be Good in the Soul Sides column of Echoes
"Gregory is unquestionably a new giant of our music." While Malcolm Prangell of Echoes hails, "Rarely does musical talent as rich as Gregory Porter comes along...Porter is the real deal." read more
Gregory Porter's interview with Kevin Le Gendre has just been published in this months Echoes
"one of the most striking voices to have caught the ear of lovers of soul, jazz and soulful jazz in recent times." read more
Soul Tracks names "Be Good" its CD of the Month
"best album we've heard so far in 2012." read more
JazzFm writes, "Gregory Porter stands out"
Be Good is "definitely one for romantics everywhere." read more
Buffalo News raves about Gregory
"the most singularly arresting male jazz vocalist to come along in years." read more
Soul and Jazz and Funk raves of Be Good
"It might be a tad early to start compiling a list of best albums of the year in the soul and jazz categories, but at the end of 2012 I'll wager that this second album by Californian singer/songwriter Gregory Porter will be near the top of most pundits read more
The Urban Flux reviews Be Good
"vocalist extraordinaire Gregory Porter promptly returns with his incomparable lyrical bravado to masterfully uncover another brilliant and tasteful portrait of great songs on "Be Good"" read more
Critical Jazz gives 'Be Good' 5 stars
"One of the most gifted vocal performers of our time." read more
Something Else! reveals a sneak peak of the track "When Did You Learn?" off of Porter's upcoming album Be Good and writes, "It's tough to achieve stardom as a singer, harder still as a jazz singer, and especially as a male jazz singer. Which makes th
JazzPolice includes Water in their 'best of list' for Best CD I Overlooked in 2010 and writes, "I won't procrastinate the second time around." Reviews of Be Good have been secured in JazzTimes and DownBeat
Gregory's performance of "Be Good" on Carole King's BBC TV show can be viewed here.
Gregory was featured on Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 1 show
More than 3500 A-list international DJs gave an average read more
Sunday Times Review
"Gregory Porter is plucking heartsrings...says Robert Ryan" read more
Interview: Gregory Porter...in his own words.
The Blog JamieCullumFans interviewed Gregory Porter during his recent tour stop in London, discussing all things jazz and a possible collaboration with Jamie Cullum. read more
Singer Gregory Porter with WBGO's Gary Walker
Singer Gregory Porter performed at Newark Museum's Jazz In The Garden series today. He also visited our studios to promote his gig. If you missed his interview with Gary Walker on Morning Jazz, you can listen here: read more
Live: Gregory Porter Sings A Song For Amy Winehouse At The Blue Note
Jozen Cummings Village Voice wrote a glowing review of Gregory's last minute show at the Blue Note, in which he was Mitch Winehouse's replacement. Says Jozen Cummings, "If Porter continues to perform like he did at the Blue Note, he will prove, much li read more
Stephen Graham of Jazzwise Magazine, the UK's biggest selling jazz magazine, writes "In a year marked by the debut releases of some fine new jazz singers... Gregory Porter's superlative Water clearly lead[s] the pack" read more
Review: Gregory Porter
LondonJazz said of Gregory's performance at Pizza Express "you would have been forgiven for thinking you were in the presence of an international pop star, given the exuberant, vocally appreciated audience" read more
TimeOut London says of Gregory's gig at Pizza Express, "like Gil Scott-Heron in his prime, Porter brings an earthy emotional power to all that he sings so catch him if you can." read more
Jazz breaking news: Gregory Porter dazzles on his UK debut in Soho
Jazzwise Magazine, the UK's biggest selling jazz magazine, gave a rave review of Gregory's UK debut at Pizza Express. "...not only did he conclusively prove he's the most dynamic, soulful, passionate and engaging jazz singer to come along in years, bu read more
Anthology Interview by David Moye
Jamie Cullum Review on BBC Radio 2
Finally! Another jazz singer with chops and soul to sit alongside the mighty Kurt Elling. I am so excited about this artist. Originals, offbeat covers, a superb band and a voice both elastic and soulful.This record is effortless and bursting with class read more
Whole Music Experience Blog by Moon Child
Soul and Jazz Grammy Review
"Water is one of the finest debuts you’re likely to hear" read more
Grown Folks Music Grammy Congratulations
"One only has to take a quick listen to “Illusion” above to understand why this artist is deserving of this type of recognition from his peers." read more
Gregory Porter Receives Grammy Nom
"Song after song, Porter motions his listeners to come along for a journey." read more
Examiner.com Grammy Review by Neil Tesser
Jazz HQ Daily Digest Review
Creative Loafing Atlanta Review by L. Michael Gipson
PB Post Review of Low Down Dirty Blues
"When [Porter] takes center stage to boom out the social prophecy A Change is Gonna Come, he makes us all believers." read more
The Miami Herald Low Down Dirty Blues Review by Christine Dolen
Allmusic.com Review by Michael G. Nastos
His all-solo-vocal take on "Feeling Good" is an absolute showstopper of personalized soul. read more
Grown Folks Music Review
SoulTracks.com Review by Howard Dukes
excellent.. I think Nat King Cole would be pleased. read more
Cross Harp Chronicles Review
Thecelebritycafe.com Review by Kim Alsumiri
Cashbox Magazine Review by Christopher Llewellyn Adams
is destined for both chart success and a lasting legacy on the music world. read more
Shook Magazine Review by Chris Robinson
was completely blown away.... an early contender for album of the year. read more
Classic NYC Story-Things I Like-Review
Soulmatters.com Review by Cheryl Thompson
Straight no Chaser review
“Simply put, Gregory Porter may be our next great jazz singer.” read more
Urban Flux Review
mesmerizing jazz vocals read more
JazzReview.com Review by Cary Goldberg
On Be Good, Porter surpasses expectations of audiences eagerly awaiting his follow-up
|Be Good (Lion's Song) - Single|
"Be Good, (Lion's Song)" (the leading single from the album) has been a favorite at Porter's live shows for some time, and finally makes its much anticipated recording debut.
|1960 What? The Remixes|
An international array of producers contribute to three re-mixes of "1960 What?" including Swedish producer Opolopo, LA-based producer Peter McEvilley who works as Peas, and Phil Horneman who contributed a Wicked Jazz Sounds radio edit.
Grammy Nominee for Best Jazz Vocal CD! Porter's star is fast rising!