The season kicks off with the Unforgettable hits of legendary singer Nat King Cole, including L-O-V-E, Nature Boy, and Mona Lisa. The NHSO welcomes guest star CAESAR, whose smooth velvet voice has often been compared to Nat King Cole’s, but he has his own interpretation and style that compares to none.
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Chelsea Tipton, II, Principal Pops Conductor
CAESAR, guest vocalist
As soon as anyone hears Caesar’s smooth vocals and debonair delivery, listeners instantly recall Cole. CBS News Radio said, “That’s Caesar whose singing brings back Nat King Cole” while the Screen Actors Guild enthused “Caesars’ smooth velvet voice has often been compared to Nat King Cole’s, but he has his own interpretation and style that compares to no one but is essentially and superbly…Caesar.” Most recently he headlined at The Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts February 26, 2022 during the Pandemic.
A Chicago native, Caesar toured the world accompanying GRAMMY winner Julio Iglesias. Caesar recorded selections from Cole’s songbook at Capitol Studios, in Studio A, singing into the same microphone and utilizing the same Steinway piano that Cole used in the 1950s. “Jazz Standards for Today’s Audience,” Caesar’s debut album that was later retitled “Caesar Sings Nat King Cole,” was engineered by 23-Time GRAMMY-winning legend Al Schmitt.
Caesar has performed with, shared the stage or recorded with Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Lou Rawls, and Ronnie Laws, just to name a few.
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