Unforgettable: Nat & Natalie
Two legendary performers. Father and daughter. Nat and Natalie. Both Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole put their individual stamp on the jazz and pop music of their day and won multiple Grammys along the way. ‘Unforgettable’ celebrates Nat’s 100th birthday and honors this incredible father-daughter duo whose flexible musical styles and undeniable talent continue to influence the best musicians of today.
The BPO’s annual Sweetheart Dance will be held after Saturday’s concert featuring live music by Colleen Williams with the Bobby Jones Trio. This event is free and open to all who attend the concert on Saturday evening.
John Morris Russell, conductor
Dee Daniels, vocals
Denzal Sinclaire, vocals
Arrangements by Jeff Tyzik unless otherwise noted.
TROUPE (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
BLOOM Day In, Day Out
AHLERT & TURK Walking My Baby Back Home
ARLEN, ROSE & HARBURG/arr. Denzal Sinclaire It’s Only A Paper Moon
RUSSELL & ELLINGTON Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
NOBEL The Very Thought Of You
FARRES Quizás, Quizás, Quizás
CHAPLIN, PARSONS & JOHN TURNER Smile
GABLER & KAEMPFERT L.O.V.E.
HEYMAN & YOUNG When I Fall In Love
CHUCK JACKSON & MARVIN YANCY I’ve Got Love On My Mind
JACKSON & YANCY This Will Be
JACKSON & YANCY No Plans for The Future
LERNER & LOEWE/arr. Miles Black Almost Like Being In Love
J. & N. SHERMAN To The Ends Of The Earth
AHBEZ Nature Boy
JACKSON & YANCY Inseparable
About Dee Daniels
Dee Daniels is a crowd pleaser and a musician’s musician. Whether accompanying herself at the piano, fronting a trio, big band or symphony, she is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage.
The stepdaughter of a Baptist minister, Dee was born and raised in Oakland, CA. Though she graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education, music was always a big part of her life. However, she didn’t discover her true calling to it until after teaching art in a Seattle high school for a year. She then joined a band, resigned her teaching position, and the rest is history!
She has since traveled the world with her music. She has shared the stage and/or recorded with numerous legends of jazz including Houston Person, Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Russell Malone, Cyrus Chestnut, Ken Peplowski, and Lewis Nash to mention a few. Her diverse career has seen her in clubs, festivals, prestigious music halls around the world, theater stages, television and radio, performances for royalty and international dignitaries, and on many recordings as leader or guest.
Dee has also established herself as a jazz vocalist in demand by the classical world, performing her five symphonic Pops programs with orchestras in the US, Canada, and Europe. Many organizations and institutions in and out of the music industry have recognized Dee with awards for her contributions in music, education, and community service.
About Denzal Sinclaire
In addition to his talents as a pianist, percussionist and actor, Denzal Sinclaire is one of Canada’s most popular jazz vocalists and is ranked among the finest jazz singers of his generation. From the moment he steps on stage, he seems to naturally and effortlessly evoke a profound emotional interaction with his audience, touching the listener with his passionate and sincere delivery and the purity of the message in every song he sings.
Sinclaire is a two-time nominee of the Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy Award), a recipient of the 2004 National Jazz Award for “Best Album,” four-time consecutive recipient of Jazz Report Magazine Award for Male Jazz Vocalist, and the recipient of France’s 2007 Choc Jazzman Award. His admirers include Grammy Award-winning artists Diana Krall, Bette Midler, Dianne Reeves, Michael Feinstein, and Michael Bublé, as well as growing legions of jazz fans in his native Canada and abroad.
From his early days as a canny interpreter of Nat ‘King’ Cole’s mentholated crooning, he’s grown into one of the most distinctive and individualistic singers anywhere. He has graced the stages of numerous concert halls and festivals around the world, and appeared on several TV shows, including Canada’s Bravo!TV, Canada AM, Nashville Now, and Ireland’s The Late Late Show. As a former member of UK soul artist Jamie Lidell’s band, he has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Manu Katché’s show in France, One Shot Not. Additional television and film credits include appearances in the Battlestar GallacticaTV series and Being Julia, starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons.
Sinclaire has recorded three albums for Universal Music: I Found Love, Denzal Sinclaire, and My One & Only Love.