Jazz Institute of Chicago

Celebrating Nat King Cole

Born and raised in Chicago, Nat King Cole first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist, then switched his emphasis to singing, becoming one of the most popular and best-known vocalists of all time. He grew up in Bronzeville, sneaking out of the house to hang outside the clubs, listening to artists such as Louis Armstrong, Earl "Fatha" Hines, and Jimmie Noone and participated in Walter Dyett's renowned music program at DuSable High School.  Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra along with brother Freddy-- whose suave, elegant, and articulate vocals are among the most respected in jazz-- and Chicago chanteuse Audrey Morris pay tribute to the man whose dancing fingers and velvet voice wooed millions of listeners all over the world. 

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 7:30pm
This is a Free event.


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