LEADING LADY OF JAZZ
NATALIE COLE MADE A BEAUTIFUL ON STAGE APPEARANCE AND GAVE A PERFORMANCE TRULY “UNFORGETTABLE ”
Natalie Cole ,leading lady of jazz and R&B . A nine times- Grammy award winning Artist , was the star of the evening for the JAZZ 91.1 WCLK’s 41st
Anniversary Benefit Concert at the Cobb Gallery Center .
Natalie Cole , singing sensation , thrilled the audience with her unmistakable sensitive and caressing voice . She Captivated the audience attention with her glamorous ,elegant and flawless style ,belting out breakthrough hits and enduring R&B classics like ” THIS WILL BE ” ( An everlasting love) , ” OUR LOVE” and ” INSEPARABLE” with arousing applause and cheers from the audience after just the first few notes.
Opening her concert at the Cobb Energy Center on Friday night with the medley song “FEVER” and Summertime” definitely set the temperature in the room on high. Natalie Cole’s signature vocal arrangements were evident in her renditions of yesteryear’s standard. Her skilled jazz band and harmonious back up singers were an integral and welcome part of the overall performance of Natalie Cole’s diversification in jazz as she illustrated a virtual performance with her dad singing “Acercate Mass ” and also performing from Ella Fitzgerald’s classics , ‘ “A Tisket, A Tasket” and “Route 66”
Natalie COLE also took the audience on a journey of her family history. She talked about her mother who was also a singer and reminded the audience of her legendary late father NAT King Cole by singing a moving duet “UNFORGETTABLE” , in a virtual performance while images from childhood memories with her father glazed across the screen in black and white.
During the show , Jazz 91.1 WCLK played tribute to the people,places and organizations that help sustain the legacy of jazz in Atlanta and beyond.
Musician Freddy Cole, Natalie Cole’s uncle was presented with the 91.1 WCLK Jazz Legacy Legend Awards. Making Natalie Cole’s presence all that much more special.
Natalie Cole’s performance was “UNFORGETTABLE”
By : Isabelle Doll Ngcobo