Nat King Cole Tribute ;Straighten Up and Fly Right
This one-of-a-kind production explores the genius of this unique entertainer and a hit-filled career spanning the decades from 1939 to 1962 is available in three sizes. This thoroughly researched production and its meticulous arrangements accurately convey the sound and the stylings of Nat King Cole whether you book it as a three piece ensemble for smaller engagements or two larger sizes of 8 or 12 musicians . In song and narration, it captures a tumultuous and transformative period in America and of a creative and influential musician who shape and was in turn shaped by his times.
The show stars the award winning Maurice Jacox, supported by five talented instrumentalists and a vocal duo who assist as narrators. The instrumental ensemble—guitar, bass, drums, sax and keys—recreate the full spectrum of Cole’s group sound, from jazz trio to big band. The show treats the audience to nineteen beloved hit including Route 66, Ramblin Rose, Mona Lisa, Unforgettable and many more! The production usually includes 1950’s furniture and costumes. This lively show entertains, enlightens and transports the audience to another time.
Here are your options for booking this amazing Show:
* The thee piece Tribute to Nat King Cole; (check out the video!) features piano, guitar and vocalist; This is a perfect size for Retirement Community Events as well as corporate and private parties. The recommend show times are 30 to 90 minutes depending on your needs.
* The 8-12 piece Nat King Cole Tribute called Straighten Up and Fly Right (check out the video!) is designed for theatrical venues, Casinos and performing arts venues. Running time: two 45 minutes Sets separated by a 15 minute intermission. The musical Instrumentation: Bass, Drums, keyboards, guitar, sax, 2 female vocals and vocalist Maurice Jaycox ( 8 pc.) Adding a four piece arranged string section is optional