Nat King Cole Biography

Nat "King" Cole (March 17th 1919-February 15th 1965) was a popular American singer and jazz musician. As a piano player, he formed a jazz trio in 1938 that played Los Angeles nightclubs, one of the first jazz trios featuring guitar and piano. Prior to this he had played music since he was a child and had worked with bands since he was sixteen. He was raised in Chicago and exposed to the abundant jazz scene there. He was heavily influenced by pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines. Later he became more popularly known as a singer and crooner and his work became more orchestrated.

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Short Information
Birth Name
Nathaniel Adams Coles
Birth Date
17 March 1919
[[Montgomery, Alabama]],
15 February 1965
[[Santa Monica, California]], [[United States]]
Piano, guitar
Vocal jazz, swing music|swing, traditional pop music|traditional pop, jump blues, vocal music|vocal
Singer-songwriter, pianist
Years Active
Decca Records|Decca, Capitol Records|Capitol
Associated Acts
Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin