Nat King Cole was one of the world’s most “Unforgettable” jazz vocalists and pianists—recording over 100 hit songs before his untimely death at the age of 45. Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of everyone’s favorite velvet-voiced crooner with an all-star trio performing his best-loved songs.


Clint Holmes, singer and showman direct from his incredibly popular Las Vegas residency

Catherine Russell, jazz and blues vocalist known for her work with David Bowie and Steely Dan

Billy Stritch, playful pianist extraordinaire and accompanist to the stars

You’ll hear tunes including:

  • Route 66
  • It’s Only a Paper Moon
  • Sweet Lorraine
  • And more of Nat’s greatest hits

Sponsored by The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers