Will Friedwald's Clip Joint: The Art of Nat King Cole: Rarities, New Discoveries and Unseen Footage - 92Y, New York

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Will Friedwald's Clip Joint

The Art of Nat King Cole: Rarities, New Discoveries and Unseen Footage

Will Friedwald, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair and the author of nine books on popular music, presents curated video clips from his extensive vintage collection to illustrate the great artistry of the performers and composers of the American Songbook.

Nat King Cole (1919-1965) enjoyed an amazing dual career as one of the finest pianists in jazz and, simultaneoulsy, as one of the most remarkable voices to ever sing the Great American Songbook. In anticipation of the centennial of the great man, this show features a mini-retrospective of his career, focusing on newly found footage from rare films and TV appearances, many from foreign television. See why the legendary Nat King Cole represents a milestone in American music.


Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald writes about jazz and nightlife for The Wall Street Journal. He also is the author of eight books on music and popular culture, including the award-winning A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers, Sinatra: The Song Is You, Stardust Melodies, Tony Bennett: The Good Life and Jazz Singing. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also the co-producer & writer of Michael Feinstein’ ...