BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — American jazz vocalist, songwriter, actor, and Bakersfield native Gregory Porter was honored at the State Capitol in Sacramento for his remarkable talents, as well as his support of charitable activities throughout the state.
Had a great time with our local, Grammy winning, Jazz Legend @GregoryPorter and his family at the State Capitol today. Thank you for inspiring millions in the Valley and around the world with your music and for never forgetting the Valley and generosity. #ValleyStrong #AD32 pic.twitter.com/KlGyqRBXWA— Rudy Salas Jr (@rudysalasjr) February 6, 2020
Porter was recognized Thursday by local Assemblymember Rudy Salas as well as leaders from the Central Valley, the Legislative Latino, and Black Caucuses.
“It is a privilege to recognize a local legend like Gregory Porter for his amazing work,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Not only has Mr. Porter made a positive impression on millions of fans, but he has participated in charitable performances throughout the state which have helped improve our communities. I would like to thank Mr. Porter for his contributions to California and for serving as an inspiration for those in our community.”
Porter rose to fame in 2010. He went on to win two Grammy awards and has been nominated six times. His next album comes out on April 17.