Jazz and soul legend Gregory Porter plays St. Petersburg on Friday

His last gig was for the Queen of England.

click to enlarge Gregory Porter - Photo by Amy Sioux
Photo by Amy Sioux
Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter’s last gig was literally for the Queen of England at the Jubilee.

That's why it’s pretty cool to see the seven-time Grammy winner and American soul legend headed to St. Petersburg's beautifully restored Floridian Social Club (FKA State Theatre) on Friday night to help kick off a new music series curated by local songwriter, singer and philanthropist Alex Harris.

It’s not a stretch to lump porter in with some of America’s greatest singers (Bill Withers, Nat “King” Cole), and it’ll be cool to seem him color the room with all his soul.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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