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Curated calendar of the best jazz shows in SF Bay Area

A curated calendar of the best jazz shows in SF Bay Area

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Gregory Porter

  • SFJazz Miner Auditorium 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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 A two-time GRAMMY-winner for his smash 2013 release Liquid Spirit and 2016 follow-up Take Me to the Alley, Gregory Porter has undoubtedly become one of jazz’s most important male vocalists – a soul-drenched singer at his best delivering his emotionally charged original songs.

Following his first two albums, the GRAMMY-nominated 2010 debut Water and follow-up Be Good, Porter broke through to mainstream stardom with Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. On the heels of Take Me to the Alley, Porter returns with Nat “King” Cole & Me, a loving tribute to one of the singer’s towering influences, featuring a selection of Cole’s timeless music interpreted through Porter’s supple phrasing and his signature tough but tender delivery. Growing up around rollicking tent revivals, Porter brings the same soul-stirring authority to jazz settings, revealing powerful truths with heart and grace.

His sturdy baritone and sure projection make him a natural belter, but he knows how to sidle up to a melody, working quietly with tension and release.
— The New York Times
His artistry has drawn raves at every stop on his current tour.
— Billboard
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Matthew Shipp Trio
Later Event: December 8
Tin Cup Serenade

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