Gregory Porter, Jazz Sous Les Pommiers Festival
Julian Joseph presents an interview with American vocal sensation Gregory Porter. Plus Kevin Le Gendre profiles the Jazz Sous Les Pommiers Festival which takes place in Coutance, Normandy and gives an insight into this community festival now in its 31st year. Gregory Porter was born in Los Angeles, raised in Bakersfield, and currently lives in Brooklyn, which he has made his musical home, he is a regular guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has collaborated on the Nicola Conte album. Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has described Grammy nominee Gregory Porter as "a fantastic young singer", and jazz fans may remember Porter's memorable performance at last year's opening 'Jazz Voice' concert as part of the London Jazz Festival.