Lionel Cole Quartet: “A Centennial Tribute to Nat King Cole”
It is with sadness we inform you that due to health complications, Freddy Cole is unable to fly to Denver for his upcoming performance this Monday & Tuesday (February 25th & 26th). Rather than cancel the performances all together, it is Freddy’s wish to send his son, Lionel Cole, to sit in with his band for the final few dates of the current US tour they are engaged in. They will still be performing the same program recognizing the Centennial of Nat King Cole. In addition to the Dazzle performances, Lionel will be performing with Freddy Cole’s band this Sunday as a headliner at the PDX Jazz Festival in Portland. We are confident that we are in good hands with the youngest torch bearer of the Cole name.
Lionel Cole- Piano/Vocals
“Nat died before I was born, but growing up in my father (Freddy’s) house was pretty intense. Anybody from George Benson to Frank Sinatra would be around, it was quite a way to watch the business. All my uncles were in the business and as a public family we’ve always been conscious of doing as many positive things as is possible. It’s why I spent most of my career as a composer and songwriter, I wrote really positive songs for Mariah Carey and really wanted to make my own mark as a valuable part of that legacy, not just another wanker with a cool name.”