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Grammy Award-Winning American Jazz Vocalist, Songwriter and Actor

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Jazz, soul, and gospel singer, songwriter, and actor Gregory Porter was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his mother was a minister. As a child, he fell under the spell of his mother's Nat King Cole records, learning to imitate and sing like Cole, but his early aspirations were in sports. He was awarded a football scholarship to attend San Diego State University, but after an injury to his shoulder derailed his sports career, he began performing in local jazz clubs, which is where he met saxophonist, composer, and pianist Kamau Kenyatta. Kenyatta became Porter's mentor, introducing him to flutist Hubert Laws, who featured Porter's vocals on a track on his 1998 album "Hubert Laws' Remembers the Unforgettable Nat King Cole." Laws' sister, Eloise Laws, heard Porter during the studio sessions and was impressed with his singing; he helped him get cast as one of the leads in a new musical "It Ain't Nothing But the Blues," which eventually enjoyed a run on Broadway. The gates were open for Porter. His debut album, "Water," appeared in 2010, and was followed by a second, "Be Good," released two years later in 2012. In September of 2013, Porter (accompanied by Airto) appeared on a track from Kentiyah Presents Evolutionary Minded: Furthering the Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron, with M-1, Brian Jackson, Chuck D., Killah Priest, Martin Luther, and others; a week later, he issued his third album, "Liquid Spirit," produced by Brian Bacchus.

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Gregory Porter

Grammy Award-Winning American Jazz Vocalist, Songwriter and Actor

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Gregory Porter Biography

Jazz, soul, and gospel singer, songwriter, and actor Gregory Porter was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his mother was a minister. As a child, he fell under the spell of his mother's Nat King Cole records, learning to imitate and sing like Cole, but his early aspirations were in sports. He was awarded a football scholarship to attend San Diego State University, but after an injury to his shoulder derailed his sports career, he began performing in local jazz clubs, which is where he met saxophonist, composer, and pianist Kamau Kenyatta. Kenyatta became Porter's mentor, introducing him to flutist Hubert Laws, who featured Porter's vocals on a track on his 1998 album "Hubert Laws' Remembers the Unforgettable Nat King Cole." Laws' sister, Eloise Laws, heard Porter during the studio sessions and was impressed with his singing; he helped him get cast as one of the leads in a new musical "It Ain't Nothing But the Blues," which eventually enjoyed a run on Broadway. The gates were open for Porter. His debut album, "Water," appeared in 2010, and was followed by a second, "Be Good," released two years later in 2012. In September of 2013, Porter (accompanied by Airto) appeared on a track from Kentiyah Presents Evolutionary Minded: Furthering the Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron, with M-1, Brian Jackson, Chuck D., Killah Priest, Martin Luther, and others; a week later, he issued his third album, "Liquid Spirit," produced by Brian Bacchus.

Gregory Porter Videos

  • Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit - YouTube
  • Gregory Porter - Hey Laura - YouTube
  • Gregory Porter - The "In" Crowd - YouTube

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  • How to book Gregory Porter?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gregory Porter for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gregory Porter, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gregory Porter or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gregory Porter?

    Booking fees for Gregory Porter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gregory Porter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gregory Porter?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gregory Porter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gregory Porter for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gregory Porter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gregory Porter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gregory Porter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gregory Porter for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Gregory Porter generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Terence Blanchard, Goapele, J.J. Hairston, Salt-N-Pepa and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gregory Porter for an upcoming event.

Gregory Porter Speaker Videos

  • Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit - YouTube
    Gregory Porter - Hey Laura - YouTube
  • Gregory Porter - The "In" Crowd - YouTube

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