Music and Life of Nat King Cole: Straighten Up & Fly Right

An online listening class for anyone who loves music – no experience necessary. $100 for 3-weeks starting Monday, February 1st 6pm-7:30pm CDT.

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Feb 1 – Nat King Cole: A Musical and Biographical Career Outline

Feb 8 – Nat King Cole: The Pianist

Feb 15 – Nat King Cole: The Singer

Presented by Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal feature writer and author of the newly-released biography, Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole.



Course Description

Nat King Cole

Long before he crooned his way into the hearts of the world, Nat King Cole (1919-1965) was already recognized as one of the greatest pianists in the history of jazz.  In honor of the Cole centennial, this unique film presentation (featuring tons of rare footage not available on home video or youTube) looks at both sides of this unforgettable musician and entertainer through the lens of jazz and the blues.