Gregory Porter. Photo by Shawn Peters

Jazz singer to perform music from his new Nat King Cole-inspired album

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes “The next great male jazz singer” (NPR), Gregory Porter, for his Pops debut at Music Hall on Sunday, November 19. John Morris Russell will conduct a program of Nat King Cole hits, as well as Mr. Porter’s original songs, all orchestrated for the full breadth of the Pops Orchestra. The two-time Grammy Winner recently released an album, Nat “King” Cole & Me, that pays homage to the famous crooner, and his concert will celebrate that heritage.

Tickets for this one-night-only concert start at just $25 and are available by calling the Pops Box Office at (513) 381-3300 or visiting

The CSO’s Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) will be hosting a reception in Music Hall’s Wilks Studio following this concert. The event will celebrate diversity in the arts while honoring this year’s winners of the Norman E. Johns Chair Award. Tickets for the MAC reception are sold separately ($15) and available for purchase via the Orchestra’s website or by calling the Box Office.

Gregory Porter, vocalist

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with Take Me to the Alley, winner of the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album and the much-anticipated follow-up to his sensational 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. In his remarkable career, Porter has time and again demonstrated an innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life, and his new music reflects the singer’s continued and mindful growth as an artist and as a person amid the constant touring demands that have resulted from tremendous international success.

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