Blue Note's Gregory Porter In Conversation with Groovescooter's Paris Pompor: Thursday 29 Sep 2016, Play Bar, Sydney, Australia. In this intimate hour-long interview, the man with the gentlest of spirits but one of the most majestically powerful voices in contemporary jazz and soul, spoke about everything from songwriting, lyrics and the meaning behind songs like '1960 What?' and 'French African Queen' right through to his remarkable mother, her influence on his social justice values and facing racism. Candid, wise, thoughtful, funny and often spontaneously breaking into song, Gregory Porter had the invited audience enraptured, sometimes in tears, often laughing and later in the night even clapping along like the faithful at a tent meeting. Generous, he took time after the interview to chat with many in the audience one-on-one and grant them a selfie, he was almost the last to leave the venue. For invites to future Groovescooter In Conversation events sign up here: eepurl.com/dS9bz You can also check out some of our previous talk events with luminaries like Martha Wainwright, Devo, Amanda Palmer, iOTA, Gilles Peterson, Pauline Pantsdown/Simon Hunt, Paul Capsis, Steve Kilbey, Marcus Popp, Gotye, Sarah Blasko and more at groovescooter.com
Gregory Porter In Conversation was co-presented by Universal Music Australia/Blue Note, Groovescooter, APRA AMCOS, Eastside Radio 89.7fm & BluesFest, for the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival.