2010 Festival At A Glance
June 16   An Evening with Dick Hyman
June 25   A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo; plus Alegritude
June 26   A History of African Rhythms & Jazz
June 26   Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
June 27   Freddy Cole Quartet
July 2   The Music of Billy Strayhorn
July 3   Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel & Friends
July 3   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
July 9   Fred Hersch: Jobim and More
July 10   Early Bird Latin Jazz for Kids: John Santos Sextet
July 10   Tuck & Patti
July 11   Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song
July 16   Mose Allison Trio
July 17   Claudia Villela Band
July 18   John Santos Sextet
July 19   Khalil Shaheed & the Mo'Rockin Project
July 20   Gerald Clayton Trio
July 21   Kristen Strom Quintet
July 22   The Music of Dave Brubeck Presented by Victor Lin
July 24   Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath
July 25   Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Keb' Mo'
July 26   Dena DeRose Trio
July 27   Junior Mance Trio
July 28   100 Years of Django with Julian Lage, Victor Lin & Jorge Roeder
July 29   Visions: The Stevie Wonder Songbook
July 31   Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings
Aug 1   Dave Douglas Quintet Plus
Aug 2   George Cables Trio
Aug 3   Nicholas Payton with the Taylor Eigsti Trio
Aug 4   Joshua Redman Trio
Aug 6   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 7   Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
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Freddy Cole Quartet
Freddy Cole Quartet
Freddy Cole, vocals/piano; Randy Napoleon, guitar; Elias Bailey, bass; Curtis Boyd, drums

Sunday, June 27 | 2:30 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Tickets: $32 general | $18 students | TAKE 5!

Inside Jazz: A Touch of Cole & the American Songbook
Speakers: Sonny Buxton, KCSM Jazz 91.1 & Freddy Cole, 1:30 pm (free with concert ticket)

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Refusing to stand in the shadow of his older brother, Nat "King" Cole, Freddy Cole has distinguished himself as "the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive" (New York Times). Freddy's elegantly swinging piano style is all his own, and a subtle hint of bluesy growl gives his rich baritone voice an unmistakable character.

Even more distinctive is Freddy's phrasing; with exquisite timing and subtlety, he makes melodies and lyrics come vividly to life. His interpretations of classic songs are mature and often understated, allowing him to find the essential spirit of each composition and make it his own. Cole began playing piano at the age of five, studying at Julliard and the New England Conservatory of Music; he has developed what the Boston Globe describes as "a body of work as richly detailed, diverse, and satisfying as that of any other jazz-inflected male singer over the past two decades."

His most recent album, The Dreamer in Me, deftly captures Cole's signature swing in a live set at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. "If you quiet your thoughts and really listen," R&B diva Ruth Brown once said, "Freddy Cole will open the door to your heart with a key that you did not even know existed."


Freddy Cole – "Send For Me"

Freddy Cole – "Where Can I Go Without You"

Freddy Cole – "What Now My Love"


Freddy Cole live: "I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me," 2005

Freddy Cole live: "Fly Me to the Moon"

Supported by Wes Ayres, Trustee of the Ayres Family Fund.





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