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Freddy Cole

Freddy Cole

Jazz singer, pianist, and recording artist Freddy Cole may be 83 years old, but his schedule is still booked. He's still touring the country and performing all over the world - including the Jazz Cruise.

It makes sense he's so in demand, since Cole has his own style that can make old songs seem fresh. As the New York Times wrote "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”.

In Conversation with Freddy Cole & Wynton Marsalis

Jul 20, 2014
Freddy Cole and Wynton Marsalis
Freddy Cole photo courtesy Plan B Productions, Wynton photo by Frank Stewart

In this installment of Valerie Jackson in Conversation, Mrs. Jackson has two conversations featuring two of America’s Jazz greats, Freddy Cole and Wynton Marsalis.

We speak to pianist and singer Freddy Cole about sustaining a career that spans 50 years of jazz recording and performing, as well as what it was like to be born into a jazz family with Nat King Cole as a brother while making his own name in the music business.