Freddy Cole Quartet

Freddy Cole Quartet

“A true gentleman of song…” – JazzTimes A Founding Father of one of America’s most treasured musical lineages, Freddy Cole has become one of the most beloved crooners and interpreters of popular song. Although originally having dreams of a professional football career, Cole found that his ease around a piano was similar to that of his older brother Nat’s, and his career in music took off. Heavily influenced by Billy Eckstine, Cole is a sophisticated vocalist with a strong sense of groove and suaveness. His latest release, Singin’ The Blues, revisits some of his favorites of the genre. Freddy Cole – piano/vocals Elias Bailey – bass Randy Napoleon – guitar Quentin Baxter – drums $25/Advance $30/Door  (admission tax and service charge additional) Doors and dinner at 6:00 pm...
Freddy Cole Quartet

Freddy Cole Quartet

Monday, January 21, 7:00 PM Freddy Cole Quartet $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “A true gentleman of song…” – JazzTimes As a teenager, Freddy Cole aspired to play football professionally, until an injury ended that dream. Football’s loss is music’s gain. For decades, Cole has been scoring musical “touchdowns” with one of the smoothest singing voices around. Like his older brother, the late Nat King Cole, he also plays excellent piano. Although comparisons to Nat may seem inevitable, Freddy points to vocalist Billy Eckstine as his main influence and inspiration. Sophisticated phrasing, matched with an undeniable sense of groove, is the Freddy Cole “calling card.” With roots deep in the jazz tradition of Ellington and Basie, he keeps the music swinging. Talk To Me is his newest CD. Freddy Cole – vocals, piano Randy Napoleon – guitar Elias Bailey – bass Curtis Boyd – drums...