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Nat “King” Cole and Me, starring Gregory Porter

About This Concert:

With a richly textured baritone voice, award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter brings unique interpretation and lyric soulfulness to original works and classic songs by Nat "King" Cole such as "Mona Lisa" and "Nature Boy" plus Holiday favorites like "The Christmas Song."

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Gregory Porter, vocals
  • Vincent Mendoza, conductor and arranger

Fun Facts:

  • Gregory Porter won the 2014 Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy® for Liquid Spirit, and in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley.
  • His mother was his biggest fan, and encouraged him to pursue music rather than a business degree.
  • Porter played linebacker for San Diego State University, but a shoulder injury kept him from going pro.
  • He was a cast member of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, the 1999 Tony Award-winning musical, but he didn’t officially launch his recording career until age 40.
  • He’s known for his natty sartorial style, including an ever-present Kangol cap.
  • Raised in Bakersfield, California, Porter watched Hee Haw every Sunday and became a fan of musicians like George Jones.
  • The New York Times praised his “thrilling presence” and his “gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”
  • This program is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Accessibility

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org

Returning and new subscribers get early access to all 2018-19 concerts. Subscription information » Tickets go on sale to the general public August 3.

Live at Orchestra Hall

Nat “King” Cole and Me, starring Gregory Porter

with the Minnesota Orchestra

Tickets

1524094987

1543716000

1556235787

Sat Dec 1 8pm

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

Returning and new subscribers get early access to all 2018-19 concerts. Subscription information » Tickets go on sale to the general public August 3.

About This Concert:

With a richly textured baritone voice, award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter brings unique interpretation and lyric soulfulness to original works and classic songs by Nat "King" Cole such as "Mona Lisa" and "Nature Boy" plus Holiday favorites like "The Christmas Song."

  • Minnesota Orchestra
  • Gregory Porter, vocals
  • Vincent Mendoza, conductor and arranger

Fun Facts:

  • Gregory Porter won the 2014 Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy® for Liquid Spirit, and in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley.
  • His mother was his biggest fan, and encouraged him to pursue music rather than a business degree.
  • Porter played linebacker for San Diego State University, but a shoulder injury kept him from going pro.
  • He was a cast member of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, the 1999 Tony Award-winning musical, but he didn’t officially launch his recording career until age 40.
  • He’s known for his natty sartorial style, including an ever-present Kangol cap.
  • Raised in Bakersfield, California, Porter watched Hee Haw every Sunday and became a fan of musicians like George Jones.
  • The New York Times praised his “thrilling presence” and his “gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift.”
  • This program is part of Minnesota Orchestra’s season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Accessibility

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.