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Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli Straighten Up and Fly Right - The Nat King Cole Tribute
Sunday, February 11th, 2018
NEW DATE: Sunday, February 11 at 7pm Performance originally set for Wednesday, January 10 at 8PM has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 11 at 8PM. Patrons of the Van Wezel who purchased tickets to the original performance date will be able to retain their seats and use their original tickets for entry on the new date. If ticketholders cannot attend the rescheduled date they may return their tickets for an exchange, account credit or refund. A jazz performer at heart, Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing along a huge number of solid hits right after his first “Straighten Up And Fly Right.” Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli have crafted a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, from his hits to the singular tracks of sophisticated cool jazz that have influenced their own careers. Lewis, a master musician with over 50 years of performance behind him, is the perfect choice to represent Cole at the piano. Guitarist Pizzarelli remains a “master of Nat King Cole cool, swinging such standards as ‘Just In Time.’” – The Seattle Times