Gregory Porter has made history with latest album ‘Take Me To The Alley’ as it soared into the UK Charts and nestled in the Top 5, making his offering the first Jazz album to break the chart in over a decade.
It hasn’t been since Jamie Cullum‘s 2005 album ‘Catching Tales’ that we’ve seen a Jazz artist do so well. Commenting on his success Porter say, “I’m very grateful for the success of Take Me To The Alley. The chart position it’s reached around the world is very exciting and its success is an example of the acceptance of my music. I am very thankful.”
Such has been the rouse about Gregory Porter that the British have adopted him as a national treasure. Porter was the only musical performance featured on BBC 1‘s ‘Attenborough at 90’ and joined the country’s best performers on BBC 2‘s ‘Shakespeare Live’.
Next month Porter will perform at the Glastonbury Festival on the Pyramid Stage, “Glastonbury has a tradition of being open to all types of music…” Porter states “The audience response to my performance last year really blew me away…I’m really looking forward to performing again and bringing my music back to Glastonbury this summer.”