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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.

The series, which will be hosted by Darien resident and Palace Theatre Board Member Lynn DiMenna, closes with a flourish in 2014 with cabaret legend Marilyn Maye and jazz saxophonist Houston Person on January 22nd.

Subscriptions, which feature discounted tickets, for the Broadway/Cabaret/Jazz Series may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 203-325-4466. Single tickets can be purchased online at or charged by phone with major credit cards by calling the Palace Box Office at 203-325-4466. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre box office in downtown Stamford, CT. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 2013-2014 season is made possible by Palace Theatre's Season Sponsors Seaboard Properties, Inc. and the Whittingham Family.

The vision of the Palace Theatre is to be the regional arts center for exciting entertainment that enhances and enriches the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of the community. The Palace strives to achieve this vision by demonstrating integrity in all work and relationships, providing service and quality in all activities, fostering and promoting diversity of thought, ideas and culture, providing stewardship for the Stamford Arts community, emphasizing outreach in our community, and offering creativity in all endeavors. Major funding is provided by the Department of Economic & Community Development and the Office of the Arts. Programs made possible in part by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

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