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Gregory Porter to Join Star-Studded Roster for First Ever Blue Note “Jazz at Sea”

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Gregory Porter (PRNewsFoto/Cunard)
Gregory Porter (PRNewsFoto/Cunard)

Cunard is thrilled to announce that Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter, Gregory Porter, will be performing on board Queen Mary 2 during the first-ever Blue Note jazz themed cruise, which will debut 29 October 2015.

Porter, described by The New York Times as “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift,” will be joining the star-studded roster of fellow Blue Note musicians, featuring: Grammy® Award-winning jazz pianist and record producer Robert Glasper, acclaimed trumpet player Keyon Harrold, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Kendrick Scott.

“We are so very pleased to include Gregory Porter in what is an all-star list of venerable jazz musicians and world-class entertainers,” states Richard Meadows, President, Cunard, North America. “This collaboration with Blue Note will be truly memorable for our guests and will give them a preview of more to come with Blue Note in 2016.”

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