Jazz icon returns to South Africa

Iconic jazz singer and musician two-time Grammy winner Gregory Porter is set to return to South Africa in 2023 for performances in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The New York-based musician will perform at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in the Mother City before heading to Joburg for three shows at Montecasino’s Teatro.

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American jazz musician Gregory Porter is easily recognizable by his stylish cap and deep baritone voice. Porter shot to fame in the 2010s with his heartwarming jazz, soul and gospel singles.

The 50-year-old musician has even been compared to Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. Porter caught the world’s attention after earning a Grammy nomination for his 2010 debut album, Water.

Since then, the jazz icon has released five studio albums and collaborated with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula and the London Symphony Orchestra.


Gregory Porter first landed on South African soil in 2014, when he performed at the Joy of Jazz Festival. He returned to Mzansi in 2015 for the same festival and developed a strong fan base in South Africa.

“Whether recording, broadcasting or living on stage, Gregory Porter is tall in stature and voice, but far bigger in the hearts of his South African fans,” said Tony Feldman of Showtime Management.

“We look forward to welcoming this musical giant back next year.”

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The iconic jazz musician will kick off An intimate evening with Gregory Porter tour in Cape Town on January 21 at 7:00 p.m. After serenading the Mother City, Porter will travel to the Montecasino in Johannesburg where he will perform from January 26-28 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets for the Cape Town show cost R895 each, while tickets for the Johannesburg show start from R750.

Tickets are available here

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