On a heels of Queen Mary 2’s first-ever “Jazz during Sea” Transatlantic Crossing with Blue Note Records, Cunard has announced that Grammy Award-winning thespian and songwriter, Gregory Porter, will be headlining a third Blue Note jazz-themed Transatlantic Crossing on Oct 25, 2016. Porter gay fans with his powerhouse performances in a Royal Court Theatre during a first, Oct 29 Jazz during Sea Crossing. During a voyage, Porter spoke about Queen Mary 2’s insinuate venues and about how a stroke of H2O inspires his music.
Described by The New York Times as “a jazz thespian of stirring presence, a sepulchral baritone with a present for worldly excellence and mountainous uplift,” Porter sealed to Blue Note Records in 2013 and recently took home his second Jazz FM endowment for “International Jazz Artist of a Year.” Porter is widely famous for his third studio album, Liquid Spirit, that won a 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album and reached tip 10 on a UK manuscript chart.
“Having sailed opposite a Atlantic with Cunard for a initial time, we comprehend what a singular and sparkling transport knowledge a transatlantic channel was and I’m anxious to title one of a Jazz during Sea voyages subsequent year,” pronounced Gregory Porter. “It was moving to be on house Queen Mary 2 with some of a biggest minds and musicians in jazz and to accommodate song fans from around a world.”
Cunard and Blue Note Records’ initial “Jazz during Sea” Transatlantic Crossing enclosed insinuate performances by a star-studded register of associate Blue Note musicians, featuring: Grammy® Award-winning jazz pianist and record writer Robert Glasper, acclaimed wail actor Keyon Harrold, effort saxophonist Marcus Strickland, guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Kendrick Scott.
“The Jazz during Sea knowledge was one of a biggest practice of my life,” pronounced Don Was, president, Blue Note Records.
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