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Nat "King" Cole

 
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Date of Birth: March 17, 1919
Date of Death: February 15, 1965 (45)

Birth Place: Montgomery, AL, USA
 

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Nat "King" Cole News

Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland Photo Liam Forde to Celebrate Debut Album GREAT TO BE HERE at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER¬†will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter¬†Liam Forde¬†‚Äď celebrating the release of his first album¬†Great to Be Here¬†‚Äď on¬†Monday, June 13¬†at¬†8:30 PM.

Four-Time Grammy Winner Lyle Lovett Drops New Record, '12th of June' Ahead of Tour Photo Four-Time Grammy Winner Lyle Lovett Drops New Record, '12th of June' Ahead of Tour
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

12th¬†of June, the new album from four-time Grammy-winning singer, composer and actor¬†Lyle Lovett¬†is out today via¬†Verve Records.¬†Produced by¬†Chuck Ainlay¬†and Lovett,¬†12th¬†of June¬†features a mix of new originals, including previously released singles¬†‚Äú12th of June‚Ä̬†and¬†‚ÄúPants Is Overrated,‚Ä̬†standards by¬†Nat King Cole¬†and¬†Dave Frishberg, and a¬†Horace Silver¬†instrumental, representing Lovett‚Äôs dynamic live performances with his¬†Large Band.¬†Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the new album continues to highlight Lovett‚Äôs ability to fuse elements of jazz, country, western swing, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

Olli Soikkeli Trio Comes to the Cotuit Center for the Arts Photo Olli Soikkeli Trio Comes to the Cotuit Center for the Arts
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The Cotuit Center will welcome the Olli Soikkeli Trio for what is sure to be an amazing concert on Friday, May 20 at 7:30pm. The lineup features Olli Soikkeli on guitar, Paul Sikivie on bass, and Joe Peri on drums.

The Django to Welcome Today's Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, and Hot Latin Tuesda Photo The Django to Welcome Today's Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, and Hot Latin Tuesday Nights This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

THE DJANGO will bring another month of stellar jazz by some of the field’s heroes alongside young, emerging artists.

Stephanie J. Block Will Perform at Bay Area Cabaret in June Photo Stephanie J. Block Will Perform at Bay Area Cabaret in June
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

n celebration of Bay Area Cabaret's Spring Season Finale at the famed Venetian Room, Fairmont San Francisco, Bay Area Cabaret presents Stephanie J. Block, the sensational star of the mega-hit musical, The Cher Show, on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in a program of cherished songs from Broadway musical theater past and present, and the Great American Songbook. Renowned Broadway musical director Ben Cohn will be her accompanist.

FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland Photo FUNNY GIRL's John Manzari is Coming to Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER¬†will present¬†John Manzari¬†‚Ästthe acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in¬†Funny Girl¬†‚Ästin a special event on¬†Monday, May 23¬†at¬†8:30 PM.

American Symphony Orchestra to Host Free Performances Photo American Symphony Orchestra to Host Free Performances
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

The American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) continues its 60th anniversary season on Sunday, June 5 with American Masters, a free symphonic concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s newly commissioned Concerto for Electric Violin performed by acclaimed electric violinist Tracy Silverman. The program will also offer works by three Pulitzer Prize-winning composers: Melinda Wagner, Richard Wernick, and Shulamit Ran.

Twice Grammy Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell's New Album, Send For Me, Is Out No Photo Twice Grammy Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell's New Album, Send For Me, Is Out Now
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022

Twice GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Catherine Russell, when asked to characterize her new album, replied, 'I love romance that swings.'

Brittney Mack, Tracee Beazer, Evan Tyrone Martin & More To Lead THE COLOR PURPLE at T Photo Brittney Mack, Tracee Beazer, Evan Tyrone Martin & More To Lead THE COLOR PURPLE at The Muny
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

The Muny announced today that Brittney Mack, Nasia Thomas, Evan Tyrone Martin, Tracee Beazer, Gilbert Domally and Nicole Michelle Haskins will star in the moving and affirming tale,The Color Purple, August 12-18, 2022. The Muny and Regional Premiere is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, with music direction by Jermaine Hill.

BWW Review: John Pizzarelli Trio STAGE AND SCREEN At The Café Carlyle by Guest Revie Photo BWW Review: John Pizzarelli Trio STAGE AND SCREEN At The Café Carlyle by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 28, 2022

The John Pizzarelli opened their show STAGE AND SCREEN and extended it, all in the same week.

Nat "King" Cole Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the Upcoming CHUCK BERRY Documentary VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the Upcoming CHUCK BERRY Documentary
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2020

Chuck Berry's 60th birthday concert and the drama surrounding it were captured in Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, but until now, Berry's life has never before been covered on screen. With CHUCK BERRY, Award-winning filmmaker Jon Brewer (BB King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark), lends new insight to the man known as the bedrock of Rock n Roll. Several rock & roll legends reflect on what Berry meant to them, with exclusive access to Mrs. Berry and the Berry family.

VIDEO: Eric Benét, Dulé Hill, and Patti Austin Perform the Music of Nat King Cole W VideoVIDEO: Eric Benét, Dulé Hill, and Patti Austin Perform the Music of Nat King Cole With the NSO Pops
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2020

Nat King Cole at 100 was performed live in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall on October 17, 2019. Among the performances for the evening were Eric Benét and Dulé Hill and Patti Austin.

VIDEO: TJC's Tap Crew Spreads Holiday Cheer with 'The Happiest Christmas Tree' VideoVIDEO: TJC's Tap Crew Spreads Holiday Cheer with 'The Happiest Christmas Tree'
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2019

Tyler Johnson-Campion (TJC) teams up with Tim Fuchs Photography, and his jolly crew of tap dancers, to create a video that will throw you into the Holiday Spirit!

VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN VideoVIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019

Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate recently teamed up for a cover of the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, Shallow, from the film A Star is Born.

Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1 VideoVocalist Calabria Foti Releases A Stunning Valentine To Her Loved Ones Out June 1
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2019

For her 4th CD release, vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti wanted to do an album like her vocal heroes Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, and Nat ‚ÄúKing‚ÄĚ Cole did back in the day; that is, with a big orchestra and legendary arrangers on the podium in an iconic Hollywood recording studio. Ms. Foti says, ‚ÄúThis is the most expansive project I have ever done, and at the same time, it's the most intimate and personal. I recorded at Capitol Records with a full orchestra, singing some of the most endearing, sentimental songs ever written, all for my loved ones. This album is a full-production tear-jerker!‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Get A First Look at JUBILEE at Arena Stage VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look at JUBILEE at Arena Stage
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2019

Jubilee is now on stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Inspired by the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, this uplifting new work chronicles the bold African American ensemble as they travel the world, captivating kings, queens and audiences with hymns and spiritual songs supported by their rich voices. Check out video from the production below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Geffen Playhouse's LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Geffen Playhouse's LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE
by Alan Henry - Feb 19, 2019

In this electrifying exploration into the soul of an American icon, Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor imagine Nat 'King' Cole as he faces the final Christmastime broadcast of his groundbreaking variety show and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to 'go out with a bang.' Cole's hit songs, such as 'Nature Boy,' 'It's a Good Day' and 'Smile,' underscore this boldly original homage to the renowned performer who struggled to break through America's color barrier in the early days of television.

Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Be VideoViolinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Bell
by Julie Musbach - Dec 14, 2018

On Friday, January 11, 2019, multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album Chaplin's Smile, a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin's birth in 2019, Chaplin's Smile features Philippe Quint joined on two tracks by Quint's friend and frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell. Over more than three years, Quint, in collaboration with arrangers Charles Coleman and Leon Gurvitch went through dozens of songs and soundtracks written by Chaplin to select the songs best suited for violin and piano.

VIDEO: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE - Catch it Before the Lights Go Out! VideoVIDEO: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE - Catch it Before the Lights Go Out!
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2017

The world premiere of LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE is running now through December 3 at People's Light Theatre. When his groundbreaking NBC variety show failed to attract a national sponsor, Nat 'King' Cole famously declared that 'Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark.' In this theatrical exploration into the soul of an American icon,Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregorimagine Nat as he faces his final Christmastime broadcast, and weighs the advice of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. to 'go out with a bang.'

VIDEO: Gregory Porter Performs Medley of Songs on LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Gregory Porter Performs Medley of Songs on LATE SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 22, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Grammy Award-winner Gregory Porter sings 'Mona Lisa' and 'L-O-V-E' from his album 'Nat King Cole and Me.' Watch the appearance below!


Nat "King" Cole Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Nat "King" Cole written?
Nat "King" Cole has written 1 shows including Ain't Misbehavin' (Lyricist).