Date & Time
Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event
Categories: Lectures & Discussions,Performances Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater Cost: FREE - Registration is encouraged Get Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6385478/nmaahc-live-nat-king-cole-washingt... On March 16, The National Museum of African American History and Culture will host a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Nat King Cole with a panel discussion and select musical performances to honor and celebrate the towering musical genius. At the height of his career, Cole was praised for his elegant tone. Millions of Americans, from every walk of life, listened to his music to enjoy themes of uplift, optimism and romance. Curator of music and the performing arts, Dr. Dwandalyn Reece will moderate a conversation among an ensemble scholars, recording artists, peers and friends to unearths Cole’s: • early influences and career as a jazz pianist and ensemble leader; • broad appeal to diverse audiences; • and success at breaking racial barriers in television, film and in his personal life Panelists include Zev Feldman, independent record producer and the Co-President of Resonance Records; Jim Ritz, writer; Will Friedwald, American author and music critic; and renowned vocalist Gregory Porter. Singer and songwriter Siedah Garrett will round out discussion by performing a few musical selections.