When I Fall in Love: The Music of Nat King Cole

Luke Frazier, conductor


Thursday, April 27, 7:30pm @ Capital One Hall
Tickets for Capital One

Friday, April 28, 7:30pm @ Strathmore
Tickets for Strathmore

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One of the greatest singers in pop and jazz history, Nat King Cole had a velvety voice that soothed and stirred the heart in equal measure, leaving an indelible mark on the American Songbook with iconic interpretations of countless hit songs. The smoothest of crooners, he made it look easy singing unforgettable songs that still feel as nostalgic as a drive down Route 66. Embrace the retro vibe and join NatPhil Principal Pops Conductor Luke Frazier as we welcome Tony Nominee, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winner Chris Jackson (In the Heights, Hamilton), Aisha Jackson (Frozen, Paradise Square), and duo piano team Steven Mann and Ray Wong, award-winning pianists and veteran performers based in Manhattan. Nat King Cole broke color barriers in music, but his smooth persona belied the challenges he faced. His long and storied career is a testament to his patience, grace and talent, and his songs are still mainstays on jazz radio. The program includes Cole’s greatest hits, like L-O-V-E, The Very Thought of You, Stardust, Mona Lisa, For Sentimental Reason, Sweet Lorraine, and many other timeless tunes to make you long for a dry martini and the perfect dance partner. 

Why We Love This Concert

  • Vocalists Aisha Jackson and Chris Jackson will quite literally knock your socks off with their powerhouse voices (extra socks available for purchase…just kidding please keep your socks on)
  • Piano 4-hands? Dueling pianos? Whatever it may be Ray Wong and Steve Mann are sure to entertain
  • Come for the Music of Nat King Cole, stay for the 1940s jazz club vibe


Guest Artists

Details coming soon…

Aisha Jackson
Chris Jackson

Ray Wong
Steven Mann

Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change.

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