Gilles P & Gregory Porter // Oval Space // 9th May 2013
March 7, 2013
Gilles brings rising jazz giant Gregory Porter to Oval Space in Bethnal Green for what is sure to be an epic session. With a DJ career spanning decades, GP’s love affair with jazz can be traced back to legendary sessions at the Electric Ballroom, The Royal Oak (Special Branch), The Wag Club and beyond. Gilles continues to champion jazz in all its forms, the heritage and the future. Spinning either side of Porter and his live band, Gilles will be digging deep into the Brownswood Basement archives.
Following Porter’s sell-out London shows last year, along with his immense performance at the Worldwide Festival in July 2012, it was inevitable and downright necessary to have the superb blues-baritone and his powerhouse band come to London’s most exciting new space.
The Grammy-nominated Porter began his career in theatre, singing gospel and blues before finding his feet in jazz. He released his debut album ‘Water’ to universal critical and popular acclaim in 2010, featuring the political anthem ‘1960 What?’ – a certified modern classic.