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Orice Jenkins "centenial Cole" 100 Years Of Nat "king" Cole at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts And Cultural Center

Anne-Marie Cannata McEwen uploaded this event on February 20, 2020

Where

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts And Cultural Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT
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(860) 347-4957

When

Fri, February 21, 2020
8:00 pm

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Orice Jenkins presents, “Centennial Cole”, a musical and historical presentation on the recordings, life, and legacy of Nat “King” Cole, who is arguably the most influential Black recording star of the 20th century, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth in 2019.

Featuring:
Cuatro Puntos String Quartet
Aaron Packard – violin
Annie Trepanier – violin
Kevin Bishop – viola
Allan Ballinger – cello

Orice Jenkins is a vocalist, arranger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist signed to independent imprint Truth Revolution Recording Collective. After three remarkably diverse projects, his newest album, ‘Centennial Cole’, is a celebration of a great voice from the past: Nat ‘King’ Cole. The legendary singer was most famous for songs like Unforgettable and The Christmas Song, but Jenkins performs his own soulful arrangements of less popular and nevertheless timeless tunes, similar to his work on his 2016 release, ‘Soar’, which reached #11 on the iTunes jazz chart. Jenkins became notorious for his hip-hop laden covers of jazz standards like Bye Bye Blackbird and Body & Soul, as well as his swinging treatments to songs by Drake and Rihanna. Centennial Cole offers much tamer sounds, accented by the presence of a string quartet....

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