CAESAR SINGS NAT "KING" COLE & JAZZ STANDARDS FOR TODAY'S AUDIENCE
Caesar at The Kennedy Center - February 2022
As soon as anyone hears Caesar’s smooth baritone 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.”
August 2021 Caesar was diagnosed with Cancer, his Doctors told him that he could lose his voice and hearing during his 36 radiation treatments to his head and neck and five cycles of chemotherapy. Caesar remained optimistic, smiled focused on music and asked the Dr. Clark if he could make sure he has him ready for his February 24th performance. Caesar headlined at the Kennedy Center February 24, 2022, with the Symphony Orchestra, 28 days after his last radiation treatment, January 4, 2022. He is now Cancer free. I have a testimony of Perseverance. “God has blessed me to continue to share my gift with the world and I am truly thankful.” - Caesar
A Chicago native, Caesar has toured the world accompanying Julio Iglesias who has sold over 300 million records, becoming the first and only male vocalist ever to tour with the global superstar. 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.
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,” 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 recorded on three albums with Peter White. “Good Day” went to #3 on the Billboard Charts featuring Boney James, Paul Brown, Jeffery Osborne, & Jonathan Butler.
Caesar has performed, shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Lou Rawls, Deborah Cox, Ronnie Laws, James Ingram, Phil Perry, Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway, Marion Meadows, Mindi Abair, Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton, After 7, Lakeside, The Ohio Players, Tony Terry, Damon Wayans, Martin Lawrence, and Tommy Davidson, Thomas Miles and Steve Harvey just to name a few.