Before Nat King Cole emerged as one of America’s most popular singers, he was making waves as an influential jazz pianist and expert arranger in his adopted hometown of Chicago. Marking the 2019 centennial of Cole’s birth, this unique concert will celebrate his instrumental roots in a program created specifically for the Symphony Center Presents Jazz series.
Friday, February 14, 2020 8:00 PM
To be announced from stage.
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Jeff Lindberg conductor
Kenny Barron piano
Benny Green piano
Russell Malone guitar
David Wong bass
Preconcert conversation on Nat King Cole’s Piano Recordings and Chicago Roots with Grammy® Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Neil Tesser: Friday, February 14, 7:00–7:30, Grainger Ballroom
SCP Jazz series sponsor
Funding for educational programs during the 2019/20 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is grateful to Patricia Hyde and the Komarek-Hyde-Soskin Foundation for generously supporting tonight’s performance.