FREDDY COLE, a three-time Grammy nominee, is one of American popular music’s greatest performers. Like pop icon Tony Bennett, the 84-year-young Cole is a living link to the Great American Songbook. While evoking the suave stylings of Earl “Fatha” Hines and Teddy Wilson, Cole is very much his own man, whose toe-tapping forays recall the bluesy minimalism of Count Basie, the urbane sophistication of George Shearing and the uptown swagger of Duke Ellington. Cole sings up a storm, which, of course, stirs memories of his fabled older brother Nat. Actually more jazzy and swinging than his big brother at the height of his post-war celebrity, the younger Cole is an elegant cooker whose down home, after-hours intimacy draws in the audience. FREDDY COLE is an American original and a source of light to those who have the pleasure of hearing him. In addition to being a great singer, he is a fabulous pianist.
FREDDY COLE is indeed a living legend!Mr. Cole studied at the Julliard School of Music before completing a master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music.
“Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads.”—People Magazine
Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing…he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.”—New York Times