Hilary Kole & Freddy Cole to Perform at Stamford's Palace Theatre, 11/13
He began playing the piano at the age of five or six with the likes of Duke Ellington and Count Basie being frequent visitors to his Chicago home in the 1930's. She became the youngest performer ever to grace the stage at the legendary Rainbow Room in the late 1990's. The old world of jazz and the next generation collide at Stamford's Palace Theatre on November 13th at 8 p.m. when Hilary Kole and Freddy Cole headline the third performance in the Courtyard by Marriott Stamford Broadway/Cabaret/Jazz Series: "Perfect Pairs at The Palace." The series is also sponsored by Norman Drubner.
After studying composition at the Manhattan School of Music, Hilary Kole became the youngest artist ever to perform at the iconic Rainbow Room in New York City and has appeared at the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, and The Blue Note. Ms. Kole has recorded and/or performed with such jazz legends as Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, John Pizzarelli, and Freddy Cole among many others.
Freddy Cole (Nat "King" Cole's brother) has been a successful recording artist and performer since 1952. He studied at the famed Julliard School of Music and earned a Master's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. His vocals - suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate - are among the most respected in jazz. Mr. Cole's career continues to ascend as he has moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form with a style and musical sophistication all his own.