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Night Out Concerts


Grammy-winning Gregory Porter and his ‘jazz hat’ are back in Istanbul for the 31st Istanbul Jazz Festival after a long recess.

Jazz vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter embarked on his musical voyage through the songs of Nat King Cole. He started performing on the stages of jazz clubs where he worked as a cook after university. The lyrics he wrote and abandoned in a drawer eventually took him to the world’s most prestigious stages. He became famous with his song ‘1960 What’, from his 2010 album Water, honoring Martin Luther King. He received the Grammy Award for ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album’ twice: in 2014 with Liquid Spirit, the most streamed jazz album in history, and in 2017 with Take Me to the Alley. His distinct style that mixes country, gospel and blues along with jazz, R&B and funk is often cited to have revived jazz. His success lies in his velvety baritone voice and soulful lyrics that stem from personal experiences – all of which, in his hands, turn into a musical healing.

Called “worryingly rare breed” by BBC, Gregory Porter will once again play to sell-out crowds, this time in Istanbul.

Doors open: 20.00

This event is for ages 7 and above. Attendees under 18 may join the event accompanied by an adult.

Cloakroom service is not available. Please refrain from bringing a bag larger than a handbag. Suitcases and large backpacks will not be permitted in the venue.

There is no parking available.

The event is seated.

The venue is not suitable for disabled access. Please send an email to bilet@iksv.org with your name, surname, and the concert(s) you will be attending for us to assist disabled audience members to access the concert venue.

Gregory Porter
"1960 What?"
@Lowlands 2014

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