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Gregory Porter to play live on BBC Radio 2

American jazz musician Gregory Porter will perform a live concert exclusively for the In Concert series.

The concert will take place at the famous Maida Vale Studios tonight (Thursday 21 July), live on Radio 2, as well as in vision via bbc.co.uk/radio2 and the BBC Red Button.

Jeff Smith, Radio 2 Head of Music, says: “Music of all genres plays a huge part in Radio 2’s success, and since he was first played on the network by Jamie Cullum in 2010 and then supported consistently across all shows on the Radio 2 Playlist, Gregory has established himself as a firm favourite with Radio 2 listeners. I’m delighted that we can present this unique jazz vocalist live in concert on the radio and on BBC Red Button for listeners and viewers to enjoy.”

Gregory says: “I can’t wait to perform for BBC Radio 2 in the hallowed halls of Maida Vale Studios, where so many of the artists who have inspired me have performed.”

During the day, listeners will be able to hear two exclusive tracks from Gregory’s sound check in the BBC Radio Theatre on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 show at 11am, plus an interview ahead of the evening’s performance on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime Show (5-7pm). Jo Whiley will host an exclusive webchat with Gregory – which will be broadcast on bbc.co.uk/radio2 and also the BBC Radio 2 YouTube Channel. Jo will also catch up with him for an interview post-performance.

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