Freddy Cole Quartet with Harry Allen
Roger Williams University
November 12, 2013
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
RWU welcomes Freddy Cole, the recipient of the 2005 Grammy Living Legend Award, for an intimate performance featuring the Freddy Cole Quartet with saxophonist Harry Allen, a virtuoso jazz musician in his own right from Burrillville, R.I. Cole is often compared to his older brother, Nat King Cole; both sing and play piano, upright bass and guitar but critics describe Freddy Cole's phrasing as more akin to Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday and his vocals as smokier yet suave, elegant and formidable. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. The concert takes place in RWU's Global Heritage Hall building.