Freddy Cole

Born Oct 15, 1931

Lionel Frederick Cole is an internationally known American jazz singer/pianist whose recording career has spanned over fifty years. He is part of the Freddy Cole Quartet, which regularly tours the US, Europe, the Far East and South America. He is the brother of famous Jazz musician Nat King Cole, and the father of Lionel Cole and the uncle of Natalie Cole.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Freddy Cole.


1931 Birth Born on October 15, 1931.


1953 21 Years Old Following the moderate success of Whispering Grass in 1953 Cole spent several months on the road with Johnny Coles and Benny Golson as the Earl Bostic band. … Read More


2006 74 Years Old He was the subject of the 2006 documentary The Cole Nobody Knows. … Read More
2007 75 Years Old Cole was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
2009 77 Years Old In July 2009, he released a recording featuring his own quartet (guitarist Randy Napoleon, drummer Curtis Boyd, and bassist Elias Bailey), along with alto saxophonist Jerry Weldon and pianist John DiMartino, playing live at Dizzy's jazz club in Lincoln Center.
2010 78 Years Old His 2010 album, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, was nominated for the Grammy in the category Best Vocal Jazz Album. … Read More
2011 79 Years Old 2011 Talk to Me 2010 Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B (Grammy-nominated) 2009 The Dreamer in Me: Live at Dizzy's Club 2007 Music Maestro Please 2006 Because of You 2005 This Love of Mine 2004 Waiter, Ask the Man to Play the Blues, re-mastered 2004 I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me, re-release 2003 In the Name of Love 2001 Rio de Janeiro Blue 2000 Merry-Go-Round 2000 This Is the Life 1999 Le Grand Freddy: Freddy Cole Sings The Music Of Michel Legrand 1998 Love Makes the Changes 1997 To the Ends of the Earth 1997 It's Crazy, But I'm in Love 1996 Live at Vartan Jazz 1995 Always 1994 I Want a Smile for Christmas 1993 A Circle of Love 1992 Live at Birdland West 1990 I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me 1978 One More Love Song 1977 The Cole Nobody Knows 1976 The Way Freddy Cole Sings 1964 Waiter, Ask the Man to Play the Blues 1953 Whispering Grass 1952 The Joke's on Me
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