A Double Grammy-winner welcomes you to our opening concert!
Gregory Porter is a name of the world. It's no exaggeration to call this double Grammy-winner one of the greatest jazz-singers of our time.
This mild-mannered Californian is often described as a friend of Norway. He's given his love to our country, and the love is undoubtfully mutual.
His powerful soft baryton is full to the brim with soul and gives associations to artists like Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers, but also to the jazz-singer Nat King Cole. He interpreted Cole in his last album Nat King Cole & Me, which was critically acclaimed in the press. The album was also nominated for a Grammy as "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" in 2019. This says a lot about the wide reach of this artist.
When he first visited Moldejazz back in 2015, he shared the stage with Robert Plant at our picturesque venue, Romsdalsmuseet – a truly memorable concert. Now, when he finally returns it's to a more intimate setting at the venue, Bjørnsonhuset, which undoubtedly will suit his music perfectly.
There's sure to be a race to the finish for tickets for what looks to be a perfect opening concert to the festival.