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Friday, September 14, 2012

Gregory Porter jazzes up Georgia Tech

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM

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It’s a great time to be a jazz fan. These days, a host of young cats — such as pianist Robert Glasper, bassist/singer Esperanza and vocalist Gregory Porter (among others) — are treating consumers to a variety of fresh takes on this uniquely American art form.

And this weekend Atlanta jazz fans are in luck: the previously mentioned Porter will be hitting town and hitting the stage Friday, Sept. 14.

The Grammy nominated singer (whose style combines the elegance of Nat King Cole with the soul of Donny Hathaway) is appearing at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech in concert to benefit the local jazz station WCLK and is slated to perform tunes from his acclaimed new album, Be Good.

Never heard Porter in action? Take a look at the video below — for his album’s title track — and then take your butt over to see him in the flesh.

$32.50-$57.50. 7:30 p.m. Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive, NW. 404-894-9600. ferstcenter.gatech.edu.

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