Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.
Middle C Jazz has General Admission seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members.
Join Kevin Cole, the favorite pianist of songwriters Marvin Hamlisch AND Irving Berlin. Yes he knew them and boy does he have stories to tell you!
And Kevin’s piano playing? Well, the press says, “he’d have Horowitz smiling with envy.” You’ll hear music and personal stories from the 7 songwriters who changed his life; Gershwin, Kern, Berlin, Arlen, Harburg, Martin & Hamlisch.
You wanna hear a good one? Join us!
“America’s Pianist,” Kevin Cole, has received accolades from some of the foremost critics in America: “A piano genius...he reveals an understanding of harmony, rhythmic complexity and pure show-biz virtuosity that would have had Horowitz Vladimir smiling with envy," wrote arts critic Andrew Patner.
When Cole sits down at the piano, you would swear Gershwin himself was at work… Cole stands as the best Gershwin pianist in America today,” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune.
Cole has performed with over 100 orchestras worldwide including: sold-out performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall; National Symphony at the Kennedy Center; Hong Kong Philharmonic; San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and many others.
He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Albany Symphony in May 2013.
Kevin Cole is an award-winning musical director, arranger, composer, vocalist, archivist and producer who garnered the praises of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Hugh Martin, BurtonLane, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim and members of the Jerome Kern and Gershwin families.
He was the only pianist Hamlisch used for his Gershwin concerts from 2004 to his untimely death in 2012 and Kevin was featured soloist for the PBS special, Gershwin at One Symphony Place with the Nashville Symphony.