iTunes Festival Day 17 Preview: Gregory Porter joins Eric Whitacre!

by Martin
Gregory Porter will perform in London tonight

Gregory Porter will perform in London tonight

Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter is set to grace the stage at the 2014 iTunes Festival later tonight adding another memorable performance to the already packed month.

The iTunes Festival began at the start of September and will run until the end with some of the biggest names in music and also some fresh-new talent on the lineup.

Los Angeles born Porter released his debut album ‘Water’ in 2010 and shortly after was nominated in the category for Best Jazz Vocal album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.

Porter released his second album ‘Be Good’ in 2012 and received incredibly positive reviews because of his vocals and for containing a host of his own compositions.

A number of his well known tracks include ‘Be Good (Lion’s Song)’, ‘Real Good Hands’ and ‘On My Way To Harlem’ and once again he was nominated at the 55th Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

After being signed to Blue Note Records in May of 2013 Porter released his third studio album ‘Liquid Spirit’ on the 2nd of September 2013 in Europe.

In his home country the album was released on the 17th of September and once again provided Gregory Porter with yet another Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Eric Whitacre will also perform at the festival tonight

Eric Whitacre will also perform at the festival tonight

With Gregory Porter taking to the stage tonight at the iTunes Festival fans will surely see something completely different in comparison to what the festival has already offered up.

Before Porter takes to the stage, we’ll be treated to yet another Grammy Award winning musician in the form of American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre.

Whitacre is best known for his work in choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music and most recently his work in a ‘virtual choir’ where he brings voices from around the world together in an online collaboration.

Fans will definitely be treated to two completely different musical styles but we don’t doubt for a second that these performances will be any less popular than anything else we’ve seen this month.

If you can’t make it to London then remember, you’ll be able to watch the performances completely free of charge on iTunes, through your Apple TV and on your iOS device.

Check out Gregory Porter in the official video for ‘Hey Laura’ lifted from ‘Liquid Spirit’ below and let us know what you think down there in the comments. Don’t miss this performance!