World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.”

While plenty of jazz greats influenced his work – Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others – Cole has been Pizzarelli’s hero and foundation over the last 25 years. He devoted two albums to Nat King Cole’s music, Dear Mr. Cole in 1994 and P.S. Mr. Cole, recorded and released five years later. For Cole’s centennial in 2019, Pizzarelli will be touring a celebration of Nat King Cole’s music.

Join us for a Pre-show Conversation in the Davies Lounge at 6:30 pm. Limited capacity, first come first served.

Ticketholders are invited to the Davies Lounge at 6:30 pm for The Life & Music of Nat King Cole: A Musical Discussion with Chantal Thompson. Kingston’s own Chantal Thompson is a local jazz and multidisciplinary artist who recorded her first solo jazz CD in New York City with some of the jazz greats. Chantal has toured with bands such as Directions, a seven piece fusion band playing the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Jazz Café in London, UK. On her latest CD Sirens & Stars, Chantal reimagines beautiful soulful standards and originals in the cool jazz genre, with a bluesy introspection. The record has been described as having a “cinematic quality” with nods to Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and Ornette Coleman. 


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