Gregory Porter took home his second Jazz FM award last week, winning International Jazz Artist Of The Year. The jazz singer who has recently collaborated with dance duo Disclosure, can now claim to have won every year that the event has taken place, as it celebrates its second year.
Gregory worked his magic for Radio 1′s 20th Anniversary in Ibiza party. Holding On with Disclosure went out on Annie Mac’s Friday show, and Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix) was a hit with the crowds of Sunset Strip on Danny Howard’s Saturday show.
DISCLOSURE + GREGORY PORTER – HOLDING ON
LIQUID SPIRIT (CLAPTONE REMIX)
July 14 Linz an der Donau Domplatz Linz
July 15 St. Margarethen Roemersteinbruch
July 16 Molde Molde Jazz Festival
July 18 Gent Gent Jazz Festival
July 19 Neuhardenberg Schinkelkirche
July 20 Elmau / Oberbayern Schloss Elmau
July 23 San Sebastian Espacio Verde
July 24 Toulon Jazz in Toulon
July 25 Kiel Schleswig Holstein Festival – Arena
July 26 Belgrade Musicology Festival Belgrade
July 28 Jbeil Byblos International Festival
The GRAMMY Award winning album with bonus tracks featuring Laura Mvula, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Jamie Cullum & the infectious Liquid Spirit 20syl Remix plus LIVE footage of Gregory performing with the Metropole Orkest.
Listen to previews:
Gregory has just won the Best International Jazz Record of the Year Award in Hungary, voted by journalists and musicians!
Gregory was nominated for ‘International Artist Of The Year’ at the inaugural BBC Music Awards held in Earls Court, London.
Watch his performance of Feeling Good / Liquid Spirit live from the ceremony:
Marks & Spencer released their festive ad in the UK recently, set to Julie London’s version of ‘Fly Me to The Moon’, which follows two fairies named Magic and Sparkle as they clock in for work at the Fairy Factory then fly across the country spreading Christmas joy and making dreams come true with a click of the fingers.
Some extra magic is now added as M&S unveil a new version with Gregory dueting across the decades with the late Julie London, on the same track. Gregory’s part of the duet was recorded just weeks ago, but with today’s studio techniques, has been blended with Julie London’s (recorded in 1963) to sound as if they were sharing the studio. To duet with Julie London is indeed a dream come true for Gregory, in keeping with the advert’s theme:
“I’m so glad to be able to sing with the great Julie London. The magic and fire of music never dies …nor does the spirit of Christmas!” - Gregory Porter
Decca Records and Marks & Spencer have partnered with the Make A Wish charity for the release, allowing the single to continue to make children’s wishes come true beyond the festive period.*
Watch the TV ad below & hear Gregory & Julie London together!
* 100% of Decca’s net profits from the sale of each download of the “Fly Me To The Moon” single, which will be a minimum of 50p per download, will be donated to Make-A-Wish® UK.
Charity Registration Nos. 295672 (England & Wales) and SC037479 (Scotland).
A brand new deluxe edition of Liquid Spirit featuring new remixes, duets and live footage is available to order now!
Liquid Spirit recently reached GOLD status in the UK – selling over 100,000 copies!
Gregory and the band were awarded Gold discs following a sold out show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.