Nat King Cole, one of the most identifiable voices in American popular music was also one of jazz’s finest pianists. His unique sound and remarkable sense of swing led him to be a major influence and inspiration. Having sold 50 million records in his lifetime the Capitol Records building in Hollywood is still referred to today as, “The House that Nat Built”. Despite his stardom in music and television he often encountered a world that was hostile and racist. Despite such personal and professional challenges he projected enormous dignity with the power of his talent, grace and gentle demeanor.
This performance, featuring Alex Leonard on piano/vocal, Al Gafa on guitar and Jay Leonhart on bass, celebrates the life and music of this remarkable performer.