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Concert Selections on video (Quick Time)
|ABOUT THE NAT COLE SHOW|
In the 1940s Nat Cole and his trio recorded more than 200 songs. Nat (along with Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum) was the most
influential piano player in this era. From the first big hit Straighten Up and Fly Right in 1944
to Mona Lisa in 1950, Nat and his trio, with Oscar Moore on guitar and Wesley Prince or Johnny Miller on bass, created
hundreds of swinging and artistic arrangements.
The Gary Moran Trio with Joe Bourne perform the most popular Nat Cole Trio hits Straighten Up and Fly Right, Sweet Loraine,
and Route 66. You will also hear intricate and sophisticated arrangements including Paper Moon and
Besame Mucho, and novelty selections
including Frim Fram Sauce and Man on the Little White Keys.
Gary Moran has a deep respect and understanding of Nat's piano style and the music
of his trio. He is a virtuoso piano player that can fill Nat's role on the piano. He has transcribed the arrangements from
the original recordings in great detail and his trio executes the introductions, interludes,
and endings of the original recordings and contributes its own
improvised solos that are contemporary, yet rooted in the 1940s style.
Joe Bourne is a dynamic vocalist who can do a fantastic job singing the many challenging songs from the
Nat Cole Trio classic repertoire. Bourne has a warm voice and simple, elegant style that can be very reminiscent of Nat Cole.
He has the virtuosity combined with ease of execution needed to communicate the fun and swing of this music.
Ed Delucia and Scott Black play the guitar and bass with the elegance and
swing of Oscar Moore and Johnny Miller from the classic trio.
|Download selections performed by Joe Bourne and The Gary Moran Trio|
When I Fall In Love
Is You Is or Is You Ain't
Frim Fram Sauce
Walking My Baby Back Home
The Best Man
You're Looking at Me
The Sunny Side of the Street
Video: Remembering Mr. Cole
|RADIO STAIONS PLAYING "REMEMBERING MR. COLE" WORLDWIDE|
|Redwood Community Radio ||Redway||CA|
|NPR||Washigton DC|| |
|XM RADIO||Washington DC|| |
|Sirius Radio FL||W. Palm Beach||FL|
|Journey Into Jazz||Baltimore||MD|
|Jazz At The Bistro||St. Louis||MO|
|Sirius Radio||New York||NY|
|KUER||Salt Lake City||UT|
|RADIO LOGAN 101FM||Logan City||AUSTRALIA|
|103.7 3way FM||Koroit||AUSTRALIA|
|West Gippsland Community Radio||Drouin||AUSTRALIA|
|2NVR 1015.9FM||New South Wales||AUSTRALIA|
|Noosa Community Radio 101.3 FM||Sunshine Beach Q||AUSTRALIA|
|CJSE 88.5 101FM||Edmonton, Albertia||Canada|
|Joy Radio 89.6fm 101FM||Malawi||Central Africa|
|Divergence FM 101FM||Montpellier||France|
|Prime time Radui 1ZZ||Waimate NOrth||New Zealand|
|ABOUT THE MEMBERS OF THE SHOW|
Joe Bourne vocals
- Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the singer/ entertainer, Joe Bourne was inspired by many of the big names of Jazz
that toured the Boston area. Whether it's a swinging rendition of the fun song Goody Goody,
Oscar Brown's philosophical "Dhat Dher" the romantic ballad of Earl Garner's "Misty",
or his special tribute to the great Nat King Cole, Joe, who has been
influenced by the likes of Lou Rawls, Billy Eckstine, Arthur Prysok, and Nat King Cole
always seems to capture the audience with his on style
and warm mellifluous light baritone, voice and his dynamic showmanship.
; Joe has shared the stage with Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick
and several other Jazz and Popular music greats.
Over the years Joe has received several prestigious awards such as The Diamond of the year award presented by
The Bund Botschafter Ohne Grenzen. and the Kunstler des Jahres (Artist of the Year award) both for Top class
entertainment in Germany. The Silver Orpheus in Bulgaria and the Jimmy Kennedy award in Ireland both for his
special presentation of Gershwin's "Summertime".
After 25 years of Europe being his home base, Joe has relocated his base of operations to sunny Tucson, Arizona.
He continues to deliver his talents to European shores while he answers the call for his special brand of vocal
entertainment throughout other parts of the globe.
Gary Moran piano
- Gary is now a resident of Philadelphia, PA and brings 20 plus years of professional jazz piano experience to the Nat Cole show.
For several years Gary was a resident of Tucson, AZ and was a much sought after talent for many prestigious venues.
Gary was also House piano player at The Homestead Resort in Virginia. Prior to that were years in New York,
Japan and Chicago.
Gary is also a jazz educator with a Masters in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University, Carpenter
Center Performing Scholar, and an MF
A from the Art Institute of Chicago. For more than 11 years Gary has coached under
Bebop Legend Barry Harris. Gary has transcribed the arrangements from Nat's original recordings for the trio.
Scott Black bass
- Scott graduated from Indiana University prior to spending six years in New York City. A trumpet player as well
as a bass player, Scott worked with salsa bands, big bands, and small groups of all types. Scott had a meaningful
relationship with jazz great Barry Harris, playing bass in his workshops rhythm section in 1982. In 1983 he
relocated to Milwaukee where he started a music school with jazz piano player David Hazeltine. In Chicago
from 1983 until 2002, Scott worked with all of that city's most legendary jazz musicians including Jodie
Christian, Eddie Johnson, Willie Pickens, and Eric Schneider. In Jan
uary 2002, he moved to Tucson, where
he has found steady work playing jazz with that city's best musicians. Scott and Gary first started work
together when they were both in Chicago in 1984.
Matt Mitchell Guitar
- Matt Mitchell Guitarist- Originally from Phoenix, Mitchell picked up the guitar
to pursue his love of hard rock while a student at Camelback High School.
At the University of Arizona, Mitchell studied classical guitar but discovered
jazz-the standards and the avant-garde. Although he graduated from the program,
he says now that "I didn't have the discipline to pursue classical music." Matt
is also a teacher at the Southwest Guitar Studio and plays in various ensembles
throughout the southwest. Mitchell recently was one of five nominees for the 2002
Arizona Arts Award, which is presented by the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.
JOE BOURNE MUSIC, ART AND ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS|
TUCSON, ARIZONA - USA
TEL. 1 - 520 - 877 - 8446