Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
A spectacular JazzRoots celebration honoring the career of the legendary singer, pianist, and trio leader Nat “King” Cole! An American icon, Cole’s unique voice—a mixture of “velvet and smoke” and his perfect phrasing carried by superb diction—took him from the realm of jazz to the status of pop star and celebrated entertainer. This tribute program features one of the greatest vocal stylists and guitarists of our time, George Benson. Backed by his band and the Frost School’s stellar Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, they bring to life the lush orchestral arrangements that Cole made popular around the world with such signature tunes as “Mona Lisa,” “Route 66,” and “Unforgettable.” The concert also includes classics interpreted by Nat “King” Cole’s younger brother Freddy Cole, an international jazz favorite. He will open the program delivering a music sophistication all his own.
Presented in collaboration with Festival Miami, Frost School of Music, Jazz Roots and the Arsht Center
Sponsored by Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan
Arsht Center member single ticket presale July 29
Public single ticket on sale September 29
Order tickets through the Arsht Center Box Office at 305-949-6722 or online at http://www.arshtcenter.org
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