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PAUL MARINARO – A KINGS CENTENNIAL – HONOURING NAT ‘KING’ COLE
March 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm EST$20
Acclaimed Chicago-based vocalist Paul Marinaro returns to Toronto’s Jazz Bistro for two concerts honouring Nat “King” Cole. Paul will be joined by Chris White (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass) and Jim Doxas (drums). Reservations are highly recommended – call 416-363-5299. Join us for this very special celebration of a legend’s centenary!
Nathaniel Adams Cole was born in the southern United States (Montgomery, Alabama) on March 17th in 1919. From dropping out of high school in 1934 to pursue his love for music full time, to being a champion of the Civil Rights Movement, Nat “King” Cole will forever be remembered as one of the most celebrated and cherished jazz pianists and vocalists that we will ever see. To celebrate his centennial in 2019, Céline Peterson (daughter of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson) has brought together four dynamic artists to present a unique tribute in honour of Nat’s life and career. Led by vocalist Paul Marinaro, this show delves into the repertoire of Cole’s that many have yet to discover.
“A formidable singer, bold and evocative…Marinaro has evolved into one of the most accomplished and promising jazz-swing vocalists in the country…one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune