Joe Bourne Remembering Mr. Cole

Joe Bourne Remembering Mr. Cole

 Tucson, Arizona, USA
BandJazzAdult Contemporary

For Pops Concerts, Music Festivals, Performing Arts Series, Corporate.... Award winning international vocalist Joe Bourne with his trio presents "Remembering Mr. Cole" A Tribute to Nat King Cole / Music and Narration performing Nat's early repertoire as well as the most popular Nat Cole hits.


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).


Rembering Mr. Cole / A Tribute to Nat King Cole
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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

Set List

1 Paper Moon
2 Straighten Up and Fly Right
3 Sweet Lorraine
4 Frim Fram Sauce
5 Nature Boy
6 You're Looking At Me
7 Beseme Mucho
8 Orange Colored Sky
9 The Best Man
10 Route 66
11 Mona Lisa
12 Too Young
13 Honeysuckle Rose
14 This Is My Night TO Dream
15 When I Fall In Love
16 Walking My Baby Back Home
17 Tis Autumn
18 On The Sunny SIde Of The Street
19 Unforgettable
20 Lazy Hazy Crazy Days
21 Ramblin Rose
22 For Sentimental Reasons,
23 Little Girl
24 Hit That Jive Jack
25 Somewhere Along The Way
Plus several others

A selection from over 500 songs from various genres to fit the mood and occasion.