Jazz/soul vocalist Gregory Porter is hailed by Wynton Marsalis as “a fantastic young singer.” His debut album “Water” (May 11th, Motema Music) is eloquent and powerful. A frequent guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Porter also maintains a long-standing residency at Harlem’s venerable St. Nick’s Pub, and performs internationally. He will be starring in “Low Down Dirty Blues” in Chicago from May 27 – July 3.

Checkout the single “Water” which is available as free download preview here, from the album Water out today on Motema Music.

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.