KPLU Studio Sessions
9:05 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Gregory Porter: Football's loss is jazz's gain

On his first trip to Seattle, Grammy-nominated vocalist Gregory Porter stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for a live studio session that you do not want to miss.  This also happened to be the day that Blue Note Records announced the release of Porter's new album, Liquid Spirit. 

You will hear from the man himself in this interview, Porter went to college on a football scholarship to San Diego State, but a shoulder injury in his first season caused him to reconsider what his future might hold.

This gave him the opportunity to focus on his other love, singing jazz.

Between songs he talks about what inspires his songwriting, the influence his parents had over his musical direction and what it’s like for a native-born Californian to immerse himself in the Brooklyn/Harlem jazz worlds.

Songs:

  1. Liquid Spirit
  2. Be Good
  3. On My Way To Harlem

You can also find our Studio Sessions available as a video podcast in iTunes.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kplu-studio-sessions-video/id657517777