George Cole swings into Redding George Cole has played in Redding twice, presenting the hottest gypsy jazz imaginable. On January 30, he brings a new show, Cole Swings Cole, featuring the songs of Nat King Cole and Cole Porter. In the spirit of this special evening, the Oaksong Music Society will present George in an intimate Harlem nightclub setting reminiscent of such famous New York City venues as The Cotton Club and Birdland. Cole Swings Cole is performed by the George Cole Trio which consists of George Cole on guitar and vocals, Larry Dunlap on piano, and Jim Kerwin on the upright bass. The show features songs from the original Nat King Cole Trio, Nat King Cole's solo career, selections of Cole Porter, a George and Ira Gershwin song thrown in for good measure, as well as some of George Coles own original compositions. Highlighting some of Nats big hits of the forties, fifties, sixties, and Great American Songbook compositions, this will be an evening to remember!
Label: Ocean View Records
Bio: George Cole has toured with Joe Walsh of the Eagles, recorded with producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen and Paul McCartney). George was the lead guitarist for Big Blue Hearts (Geffen/Interscope) and Beatnik Beatch (Atlantic) who performed with Ringo Starr and many others. He recorded on Chris Isaak's...See Full Bio
“A scintillating blend of the exuberant styling of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz and the craft of the Great American Songbook. An elegant, entertaining and whimsical show that is perfect for audiences of all ages, and fans of classic songs and gypsy jazz both old and new.”