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An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with ‘Take Me to the Alley’, winner of the 2017 GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Porter has time and again demonstrated an innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life.
Recently described as a “New Jazz Power Source” by the New York Times, Chicago cellist and composer Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Reid is a 2016 recipient of a 3Arts award in music.