Gregory Porter, whose concert on 17 April 2020 in Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana was cancelled due to Corona crisis, is coming to Ljubljana on 9 November 2020 instead. This is great and encouraging news as the concert of this highly-acclaimed American jazz musician in the magnificent Gallus Hall has been very much anticipated among Slovenians as well as foreign visitors to Slovenia’s capital. He will present his new and sixth album, published in the last ten years, named ‘All Rise’.
American singer, songwriter, and actor was nominated for several and won two Grammy Awards. First one for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014 for Liquid Spirit and in 2017 for Take Me to the Alley. Liquid Spirit enjoyed commercial success rarely achieved by albums in the jazz genre, reaching the top 10 on the UK album charts. If was certified gold by the BPI, selling over 100,000 units in the UK. The New York Times described Porter as »a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift«.
With this jazz concert in upcoming November, Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana is reaffirming its position as an arts and convention centre with a distinguished artistic tradition that offers a unique mixture of arts and cultural events to its congress and business guests. The innovation and vision leads the Cankarjev dom’s team into programmes that enrich the offer not just for visitors hungry for culture, but also for congress visitors who over and over again get impressed by the selections that often accompany the congress happening. Therefore, Cankarjev dom remains one of the highest quality and most interesting convention centres in Europe.