Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series 2022: Gregory Porter
Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. at Fort Mose
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre has joined with Fort Mose Historic State Park to present a series of 6 award-winning jazz and blues artists to appear over three weeks in honor of the historic and cultural significance of Fort Mose. On Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., Gregory Porter — singer, songwriter, and Broadway artist— brings his act to the stage at Fort Mose.
Most recently, Gregory Porter has returned to songwriting and released his sixth studio album, All Rise. His intensely personal and philosophical songs are a mix of blues, gospel, jazz, and soul, and include songs about love and songs about protest. Earlier in his career, Gregory performed in the Broadway cast of Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, and later he wrote and staged a musical, Nat King Cole Me. However, he is most known for his own songs. Both of his first albums earned Grammy nominations and his third album, Liquid Spirit won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
The site of the Fort Mose Historic State Park is America's first legally-sanction settlement of free Africans, and was a safe destination for escaped slaves during the early years of the Underground Railroad. This series is part of the County's celebration of Black History Month and proceeds of this series will help fund the construction of a representation of the original Fort Mose, which was destroyed in 1740 during the Battle of Bloody Mose.
The Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series is jointly produced by the Fort Mose Historical Society, the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division — which includes the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, the St. Johns Cultural Council, and Flying Saucer Presents.
Performer: Gregory Porter
When: Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Tickets range from $70.00 to $120.00. To purchase tickets, go here.
Where: Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail. For more information, go here.