Joe Bourne Remembering Mr. Cole
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Joe Bourne Remembering Mr. Cole

Tucson, Arizona, United States | SELF

Tucson, Arizona, United States | SELF
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"A Heartfelt Thanks"

A heartfelt thanks for your stellar performances here in April . Not only did we sellout all four nights but, our patrons were overjoyed with the concert! I love it when a plan comes together!
In addition to your very fine interpretation of the music of Nat King Cole, the audience especially enjoyed the stories about him. We didn't realize you were such a student of his life! It added a great deal to the evening, as did the incredible musicianship of the Gary Moran Trio. What a terrific concert!
Thanks again for your talent, your flexibilty and your extreme professionalism. We will difinitley will be interested in a return engagement. - Ann Black. Executive Director. MSCOPAS College Station, Texas 2011

"Reference letter"

February 2008
Last Month, the Englewood Area Performing Arts Association presented Joe Bourne in concert, He "wowed" both our matinee and evening ticket holders.

To refer to Joe Bourne as just a great singer or entertainer would be an injustice. From the moment Joe enters the stage, whether he is singing a beautiful ballad, a great jazz standard or just sharing entertaining stories, he creates a unique personal connection with his audience.

This talented courteous and professional entertainer is a "Presenters Dream"

I am pleased we had the opportunity to present Joe Bourne to the residents of Englewood , Florida. - Judy Moore President Englewood Performing Arts Association, Florida

"Thank you Letter"

July, 2007

On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and most importantly patrons, please accept our most sincere THANKS and APPRECIATION for your performance in our brand new venue. The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

Our Programming objective is to provide "Best in CLass: performances in all we offer. Your performance set a standard that has become the benchmark against which all who follow will be compared.

We are excited about discussing ways that will allow you to perform regularly on our main stage. Based on the feedback that we have been receiving our patros eagerly await your return-and so do we-you are a real pleasure to work with. - Jack Lytle CEO Theater Works

"Carol Cole / King Cole Productions"

Carol Cole / King Cole Productions, Inc. Many thanks for sending me Remembering Mr. Cole with Joe Bourne and The Gary Moran Trio. I always appreciate it when artists do tribute albums to my father and this is one of the best. Joe has such a smooth vocal quality so reminiscent of Nat's and the trio does a great job with the arrangements.

- Carol Cole

"Carl Topilow Music Director and Conductor"

“An outstanding vocalist with whom I had the pleasure of working with this past New Years Eve with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. A true professional in every sense, His smooth vocalism was matched by his emotional envolvement and satisfying delivery of each song. Our experience with Mr. Bourne was overwhelmingly positive and I would recommend him for future engagements with orchestras requiring a versatile and dynamic vocalist.
- Cleveland Pops Orchestra

"Karen Renolds Dilks, general manager"

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a brilliant performance last Saturday night. Wow! What a performance. I've had people calling me and thanking Hillside for such an enjoyable evening. Your repertoire was perfect.
- Hillside Sedona

"Lon Monasch Director of Cristofori,"

"Just a short note to thank you for your superb performance during our Vocal Jazz series with trio Rene van Beeck here at the Cristofori in Amsterdam. Not only was your choice of repertoire enjoyable but the way you seemed to wrap the audience in an entertaining fashion is commendable. We hope we may call upon you again for one of our future series."
- Amsterdam, Holland

"Laszlo Veres, Music Director and Conductor,"

"Great Job tonight! The audience loved you it was fun working with you. Thank you for your performance with the Pops. You are a showman and pro!"
- Tucson Pops

"Dr. Herb Wong"

Devotees of Nat "King" Cole and his Trio will dig Bourne's warm, captivating interpretative singing and arrangements. His wonderful baritone voice and jazz-infused delivery paired with the impressive Gary Moran Trio resurrect fond memories of the K.C. Trio. Joe Bourne has a winner.
- AJE Jazz Educational Journal

"JRoy Booth"

Joe Bourne has a pleasant rich voice which is ideally suited to ballads but is equally at home on lightly swinging pieces. I was won over by the artistry of the group.

- Jazz Views UK

"DuBoise Concet Association Duboise, PA"

In April 2010 One of It's largest ever audiences was thrilled by Mr. Joe Bourne. He Offered A Tribute Concert, Remembering Mr. Cole. Joe's great voice, his presentation, skill and stage presence, as well as outstanding Backup by The Gary MoranTrio held the audience captive throughout the performance. This is a show "not to be missed". - R.A.Moline VP


Rembering Mr. Cole / A Tribute to Nat King Cole
To You With Jazz Blues And Other Grooves
Europe United in Music
Bourne in Holland
Windows For His Temple / Contemporary Gospel Spiritual and Inspirational
A series of Dance CDs for Ballroom and Latin Dancing



Joe Bourne has a warm mellifluous 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.

The Trio with Pianist / Arranger Gary Moran, Bassist, Scott Black and Guitarist Matt Mitchell play with the elegance and swing of the classic Nat King Cole trio.

The arrangements have been transcribed from the original recordings in great detail and the 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.

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 Eckstein, Arthur Prysock, 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 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.

He served 3 years on the board of the Tucson Jazz Society and was the vice president from 2004-2006 and he has served on the board of the community radio station KXCI Tucson and is the entertainment coordinator for the Oro Valley, AZ Arts Council’s ”Celebrating Arts in the Park” (3rd yr) and for General

Properties, Spring concert series at Park Place Mall (3rd yr).