I Wish You Love - Then & Now. This track begins with 36 seconds of Nat "King" Cole's original version "Then" followed by Caesar's rendition "Now."
Caesar possesses that rare ability to achieve, from the moment he steps on stage, a profound emotional interaction with his audience. He touches the listener with the purity of the lyrics, and establishes a beautiful ambiance by sharing with the audience a public show of gratitude to Nat "King" Cole for the influence Nat had on him the music industry and the entire world.
A Chicago native and graduate of Southern University, Caesar is considered one of the smoothest baritone vocalists on the music scene today as he effortlessly goes from singing with sparse accompaniment to swinging with the big band and performing with the Symphony Orchestra.
Caesar sings in multiple languages, has toured the world with Julio Iglesias as a background vocalist and received over 216K YouTube views. Caesar is featured with Nat "King" Cole in the award winning CBS News Radio segment by: Dave Barrett. He recorded his album- Caesar Sings Nat "King" Cole at Capitol Studios, in Studio A, using the original microphone and Steinway piano Nat used in the 1950s, Engineered by 23-Time Grammy Award Winner - Al Schmitt. Most recently Caesar recorded his Tribute to Nat "King" Cole live with The South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
"Caesar, I still remember the first time I heard you sing at a Screen Actors Guild event and the magical effect it had on the audience. Your exquisite renditions of classic jazz and love songs left each one of us with evoked memories of times past and hopes of things to come. You have a rich, melodious, smooth voice that I know has been compared to Nat "King" Cole's, but you also have your own interpretation and style that compares to no-one and is essentially and superbly......Caesar."
- Marcia Smith - Executive Director
Screen Actors Guild Foundation
Caesar has opened for, shared the stage and toured with: Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Lou Rawls, Deborah Cox, Ronnie Laws, Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway Rick Braun and Peter White, just to name a few. Most recently, has been performing his nineteen song Tribute to Nat "King" Cole, with Symphony Orchestras.
Caesar's album has been well received by both jazz and smooth jazz radio programmers around the world, played in rotation with: Harry Connick Jr., Norah Jones, Nat “King” Cole, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Dave Koz, Peter White, Brenda Russell and Al Jarreau, just to name a few.
Caesar is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and his album "Caesar Sings Nat "King" Cole was a stronger contender for a Grammy Nomination for the 57th Grammy Awards against: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Johnny Mathis and Barbra Streisand. As a result he was the first Artist chosen by his peers (Grammy voting members) to perform Grammy weekend at the House of Blues – Sunset Strip, joined by Emilo Solla-Grammy Nominee. Caesar also performed with Paul Avgerinos - Grammy Award Winner.
Discography: Caesar Sings Nat "King" Cole – Caesar - 2019, Never Knew Love Like This Before - Peter White - 2016 Concord/Peak Records, Good Day - Peter White - 2009 Concord/Peak Records (#4 Billboard Jazz Charts), Playin Favorites - Peter White - 2006, Columbia/Sony Records (#1 Billboard Jazz Charts).
Caesar is a member of SAG/AFTRA and his movie performances include: “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” Warner Brothers, as contractor/singer, starring: Halle Berry; and “Primary Colors” Universal Pictures as singer, starring: John Travolta. He has performed to sold out shows at some of the best jazz venues in the world including Herb Albert's Vibrato, The City Club, The House of Blues – Sunset - Strip, The Century Club and Steamers Jazz Cafe.
Caesar's voice and stage presence has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. He has performed at numerous celebrity celebrations, philanthropic galas and corporate events including: United Airlines, Paramount Studios, McDonald’s Corporation, The Boys & Girls Club, Enterprise, Warner Bros. Studios, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Universal Studios, Lexus, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, just to name a few. Caesar has earned the respect of his audience and peers so keep your ears tuned to the smooth sophisticated sound of Caesar.