CAESAR SINGS NAT "KING" COLE
ROMANTIC LOVE BALLADS & SWINGS WITH THE BIG BAND
Caesar at The Kennedy Center - February 2022
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 and signed autographs for an hour after his performance with the symphony.
A Chicago native, Caesar toured the world accompanying GRAMMY winner Julio Iglesias, becoming the first and only male vocalist ever to tour with the global superstar’s band. Whether accompanied by a big band, orchestra or sparse acoustic guitar or piano instrumentation, Caesar’s vocals stand front and center, powerfully delivered with poise, elegance and grace. He sings jazz standards and love ballads in five languages, which he aims to do at performing arts centers around the world.
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. It is a sublime showcase for Caesar’s suave, inviting and majestic voice.
Caesar has performed with, shared the stage or recorded with Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Lou Rawls, Deborah Cox, Ronnie Laws, Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway, Peter White and Ronnie Laws, just to name a few. - Biography