MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: AN OLD FASHIONED CROONER CHARMS FANS IN THE APPEL ROOM AT NEW YORK CITY’S JAZZ AT LINCON CENTER
BY: LYNN MARIE
Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five time Grammy –nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the world’s foremost interpreters of American standards, especially for Irving Berlin’s work. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl.
In 2013, MICHAEL put down his microphone and picked up the baton. Michael was honored to be named the Principal Pops Conductor at the Pasadena POPS in Southern California, where he is following in the footsteps of the great Marvin Hamlisch—certainly a position in which Michael can continue to share his limitless passion for music with the world.
Michael Feinstein, an artist who needs no introduction, is part of the spring Jazz At Lincoln Center series on Jazz Age masters which showcased the work of Nat King Cole.
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft baritone voice, performing in big band and jazz genres, and was a major force in popular music for three decades. Cole was one of the first African Americans to host a national television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show. His recordings remained popular worldwide after his death from lung cancer in February 1965.
Now in it’s seventh consecutive year, Jazz and Popular Song Series with Michael Feinstein pays tribute to some of the best artists in musical history.
Big bold talent took over the Appeal Room like guest artist’s Canadian based singer Denzal Sinclaire who lent his talents to the evening’s performance along with Carol Woods.
Woods and Feinstein also sang a duet of “Unforgettable” which was truly unforgettable.
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