Recognized as one of the great practitioners of American Song, Freddy Cole, like his late elder brother Nat “King” Cole, is widely regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz music. Growing up in a musical household, Freddy remembers, “music was all around me." Visitors of the Chicago home of his youth included greats such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton. He credits Billy Eckstine as a major influence. "He was a fantastic entertainer," Freddy recalls. Freddy Cole doesn’t apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat "King" Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities. He plays piano, sings, and performs live with guitar and upright bass- just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, perhaps even jazzier. Freddy has emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his elder brother. His vocals—suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate—are among the most respected in jazz. Cole’s career continues to ascend as he’s moved into the front ranks of America’s homegrown art form, with a style and musical sophistication all his own.
His latest CD, Talk to Me (High Note Records, 2011) features new arrangements of three Bill Withers songs and is one of his most sublimely swinging recordings to date.
BLUE NOTE NAPA
Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 150-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with Wine Country Comfort market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic sharing plates, desserts and wonderful main courses while you take in the show.
All ticket prices are based on per person.
“Sapphire” Booth Seating:
Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only available as tables of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. Each ticket is your reservation. (seating is dark blue color on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating :
Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated in center section. Each ticket is your reservation. (seating is light blue color on map)
Standard Side Table Seating :
Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. Ea ticket is your reservation. (table seating is yellow on map)
Bar Area Ticket Seating: For Ages 21+
Great View!! Bar Chairs with cushioned seat and back are 1st come, 1st seated. Dinner is also served at the bar. Ea ticket is your reservation. (bar area is pink on map). Only 21+ can sit at Bar.
Dinner served in all seating areas.
Ticket prices and fees are the same on line, over the phone or in person at the Box Office.
A percentage of all fees goes to the preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House Bldg.