George Cole Trio

Saturday, April 29 2017


“Cole Swings Cole-Long Live the Music” recreates the sound  and style of the original Nat Cole Trio. George Cole, guitar and vocals; Sir Richard Nelson Hall, piano; and Carla Kaufman, bass. celebrate the chemistry ever so present in the musical interplay and countless hits of Nat Cole, Oscar Moore and Wesley Price.

COLE SWINGS COLE – Long Live The Music
The George Cole Trio bring a genuine and vibrant Nat Cole Trio show to the Mildred Owen Hall stage. George Cole [guitar/vocals], Sir Richard Nelson Hall [piano], and Carla Kaufman [upright bass] celebrate the chemistry so ever present in the musical interplay between Nat Cole, Oscar Moore, and Wesley Prince. When the guitar became electric, the Nat King Cole Trio bridged the gap between swing and rock and roll. With countless hits and classics, the Nat Cole Trio inspired acts including Frank Sinatra, George Benson, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall. Many groups utilize the trio format in Jazz and Rock. Nat King Cole’s career spanned decades and continues to influence artists around the world. 

Featured in the January 2017 issue of Guitar Player Magazine, Acoustic Disc Recording artist George Cole is a musician who’s career reads like a Hall Of Fame Plaque. Current guitarist for David Grisman, he also taught Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and long time friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day for 10 years. George has toured with Joe Walsh of the Eagles on his Anthology Tour, recorded with Chris Isaak on his Platinum selling “Forever Blue” cd and sang duets with jazz legend Keeley Smith. He is currently performing his Cole Swings Cole show at performing arts centers, is signed to David Grisman’s Acoustic Oasis / Acoustic Disc label for online distribution of his “Riverside Drive” album, and, first-ever live recording “George Cole LIVE!”