GFM wanted send a special congratulatory shout out to Jazz Vocalist Gregory Porter, who has been featured here for his great work on the album Water . One only has to take a quick listen to “Illusion” above to understand why this artist is deserving of this type of recognition from his peers.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.