Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th St, Aventura, FL 33180-2933
"Too Marvelous For Words: A Celebration of the Nat 'King' Cole Trio" is a fun and swingin' journey into the early days of Nat King Cole. Before "The Christmas Song" and "Mona Lisa" that we know from the crooner standing in front of the orchestra, Nat was recording and playing (from the piano bench!) some of the tastiest and most influential music of the day, leaving an impact not only on an array of singers, but also on such pianists as Oscar Peterson and Ahmad Jamal. Drawing on his experience as both an actor and a singer/ pianist, Peter Smith (creator) effortlessly weaves in stories from this period in Nat King Cole's life as they relate to the song selections, creating and evening that is fun, informative and leaves their audiences tapping their feet and pondering the fascinating tidbits from Nat's life.