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Gregory Porter at The Paramount Theatre

Gregory Porter at The Paramount Theatre

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A two-time GRAMMY-winner and seven-time nominee, Gregory Porter has undoubtedly become jazz’s most celebrated male vocalist, “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift” (The New York Times). He returns to the Paramount with a terrific quintet and music from across his meteoric career.  

After the triumph of his 2010 debut Water and follow-up Be Good, Porter broke through to mainstream stardom with his Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit, winning the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Album. He repeated the GRAMMY and chart success of Liquid Spirit with 2016’s Take Me to the Alley and has released a string of highly personal projects including 2017's Nat “King” Cole & Me, 2020’s All Rise, and his most recent session, 2023’s Christmas Wish, offering Porter’s inimitable takes on beloved holiday classics.

Raised in the hardscrabble city of Bakersfield, the budding vocalist grew up with seven siblings who all sang and worked in their mother’s skid row mission. Growing up around rollicking tent revivals offered ideal training for his future career as a master musical storyteller. Porter brings the same soul-stirring authority to jazz settings, revealing powerful truths with heart and grace. Don’t miss this season highlight performance.

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Event Info

  • Dates: December 8, 2024
  • Location: Paramount Theatre
  • Address: 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Time: 7:00 PM
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