Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole
Saturday October 12, 2019 – 08:00 PM
with the Allan Harris Band
“My favorite singer….” Tony Bennett
“[T]he most exciting young male singer on the scene….”The Wall Street Journal“
DownBeat award winning jazz vocalist/guitarist/composer
ALLAN HARRIS dubbed “the heir apparent to Nat King Cole” by the New York Times, has enthralled audiences across the globe with his exciting renditions of Nat King Cole classics.
Harris’ recording of “Long Live the King” live at the Kennedy Center was the beginning of a series of electrifying performances at venues and festivals around the world from Dublin to Italy and from China to Russia. Allan Harris was also heralded by the Nelson Riddle family to honor Nat King Cole and Nelson Riddle in Dublin, Ireland with the RTE Concert Orchestra. His critically acclaimed album “Long Live the King” was followed by “A Nat King Cole Christmas” recorded live at KUVO-Denver’s premier jazz radio station.
Harris has been featured with the Metropole Orchestra, The Latvian Radio Orchestra, The Turkish TRT Big Band, the EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra, The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, The Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra. He kicks off the 2019 tour with his trio featuring award winning pianist Arcoiris Sandoval, North Carolina’s own, drummer Shirazette Tinnin, and Philadelphia bassist, Nimrod Speaks.