Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole

 

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Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts. His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. Cole also acted in films and on television and performed on Broadway. He was the first black man to host an American television series.

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Popular Albums134

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Films5

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Gregory Porter taps his roots for Nat King Cole tribute
  –  January 17, 2018
Porter said he’s glad to use his memories to enhance his music: “I went to the roots of me and that became my success. It feels good.” Those roots also took hold in his latest endeavor, “Nat King Cole & Me,” a tribute to his makeshift guardian angel.
Jazz singer Gregory Porter on his new album and looking up to Nat King Cole as a father figure
  –  January 12, 2018
Jazz singer Gregory Porter has released an album dedicated to the late Nat King Cole called Nat King Cole & Me. Today, Porter tells us why Cole has been so influential, not just on his music, but also in shaping the person he is today.
Gregory Porter pays homage to his hero, Nat King Cole
  –  November 14, 2017
Amid the domestic anarchy, the music of Cole — so sad, reflective, and wise — became a road-map for Porter. He sensed that, with Nat King Cole as a role model, he would not go terribly far wrong. “Early on, I remember my mother saying ‘oh you sound ...
Award-Winning Sinatra, Elvis impersonators join Moranz Entertainment for ‘Legendary Voices’ in March
  –  January 24, 2018
Brad and Jennifer Moranz are bringing the sounds of the big band to the Charleston Music Hall for three shows in March. “Legendary Voices” is a tribute to the greatest singers of all time, including Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Nat King ...
Gregory Porter owes success to hometown
  –  January 24, 2018
"When it was time for me to step up to the professional microphone I would always consider, what would Nat King Cole do with this song, how would he find the depth and meaning into this song. "That is how I jumped into this music, I approached it with the ...
Black History Month events scheduled around western suburbs
  –  January 23, 2018
id=23253&__taxonomyid=1550. Evan Tyrone Martin summons the vocal styling of the legendary Nat King Cole in an evening of song and story. Martin tells of Cole's musical journey along the jazz scene to popular music icon. African Gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 22.
William Hughes, trombonist with Count Basie Orchestra, dies at 87
  –  January 23, 2018
Mr. Hughes was introduced to music by his father, Joseph ... Rosemary Clooney, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Bill Eckstine, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams. After working in the orchestra for 57 years ...
Deana Martin Kicks Off 2018 Performances Valentine's Week at The Colony Hotel
  –  January 22, 2018
In this electrifying musical revue, Deana Martin sings hot new arrangements of enduring hits popularized by Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole and others ... performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four ...
Upcoming Performances Featuring New York-based Pianist Ryan Slatko
  –  January 21, 2018
Having recently graduated from New York University with a master's degree in music, Slatko has been increasingly playing ... he acted as the musical director for the world premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat King Cole! that debuted at Steinbright Stage in Malvern ...
A quiz: The fabulous 50's | Glover
  –  January 21, 2018
But most of all, there was the music. The early fifties marked the end of the "easy ... You'll spend a few happy moments with Eileen Barton, Debbie Reynolds, Patti Page, Nat (King) Cole and a host of other performers who had us buying stacks and stacks ...
Joe Gransden’s big band magic at Cafe 290
  –  January 21, 2018
“This music is timeless,” says John Scatena ... He spent hours listening to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Dean Martin, “realizing the importance of the lyrics, and how when people recognize the words of a song, it brings something out of them ...
‘Hippie Food,’ by Jonathan Kauffman
  –  January 20, 2018
(Indeed, the song “Nature Boy,” which was turned into a haunting jazz standard in 1948 by Nat King Cole, was composed by one of these ... “Hippie Food” is also enlivened by Kauffman’s ear for the music of language, as when he describes the ...
Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Concert Series at Blue Note Hawaii
  –  January 18, 2018
Like his late elder brother Nat “King” Cole, Freddy is widely regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz music. His vocals — suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate — are among the most respected in jazz, and his career continues to ...
Publishing Briefs: Atlas Music Partners With Mushroom; Mothership Acquires 'Genie In a Bottle,' Other Sheyne Hits
  –  January 17, 2018
as well as such songs as Ace's " How Long," Yarbrough & People's "Don't Stop The Music," and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" and the catalog of Aaron Schroeder, whose songs were recorded by Bobby Vee, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Duane Eddy, Nat King Cole ...
Gregory Porter taps his roots for Nat King Cole tribute
  –  January 17, 2018
Porter said he’s glad to use his memories to enhance his music: “I went to the roots of me and that became my success. It feels good.” Those roots also took hold in his latest endeavor, “Nat King Cole & Me,” a tribute to his makeshift guardian angel.
Psychic says she arranged 40 funerals after people contact her from beyond the grave
  –  January 17, 2018
‘One woman’s family couldn’t think of a piece of music to play at their mum’s funeral. ‘One night I couldn’t get Nat King Cole’s All For You out of my head and then a few days later I realised it was a favourite song of the woman who had ...
Psychic funeral celebrant claims dead people contact her from beyond the grave to arrange their own send offs - by sending a message to her mobile via ANGELS
  –  January 17, 2018
One woman's family couldn't think of a piece of music to play at their mum's funeral. 'One night I couldn't get Nat King Cole's All For You out of my head and then a few days later I realised it was a favourite song of the woman who had passed, and she was ...
Music Review: Acute Inflections - 'The Brave'
  –  January 14, 2018
The duo remakes several pop favorites, including Nat King Cole's "L.O.V.E." and Prince's "Kiss," injecting ... though the modern sheen of the music gives it a contemporary shimmer. The grooving bass lines of "Latch" complement Douglas' skill to move ...
Weekend picks: See Jim Belushi at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre
  –  January 13, 2018
Main St., West Dundee. $20-$38. (815) 893-9768 or rochaus.com. • Winter's Jazz Club featuring the John Dokes Quartet -- The Music of Joe Williams and Nat King Cole: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Winter's Jazz Club, 465 N. McClurg Court ...
Bronzeville’s landmarked First Church of Deliverance tapped for renovation
  –  January 13, 2018
... electric organ in 1939—a move that is credited for revolutionizing the sound of gospel music. Notable musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, and “mother of gospel music” Sallie Martin have all been associated with ...
Jazz singer Gregory Porter on his new album and looking up to Nat King Cole as a father figure
  –  January 12, 2018
Jazz singer Gregory Porter has released an album dedicated to the late Nat King Cole called Nat King Cole & Me. Today, Porter tells us why Cole has been so influential, not just on his music, but also in shaping the person he is today.
Gregory Porter pays homage to his hero, Nat King Cole
  –  November 14, 2017
Amid the domestic anarchy, the music of Cole — so sad, reflective, and wise — became a road-map for Porter. He sensed that, with Nat King Cole as a role model, he would not go terribly far wrong. “Early on, I remember my mother saying ‘oh you sound ...

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