First Parish Church of Newbury, located in Newbury, MA is pleased to announce the return of The George Cole Quintet on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:30pm. Join us for a night of exquisite jazz as internationally renowned acoustic guitar virtuoso, George Cole, treats audiences to selections from “The Great American Cole Book”. Tickets are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door the night of the performance, and can be purchased by calling the Church office at 978-465-5597.
This winter Mr. Cole and his quintet will be bringing warmth, wit, and humor to theaters in the mid-west and east coast. The George Cole Quintet presents an elegant evening of music, style, and outstanding musicianship. A glimpse into an alternate universe where melody, harmony and great showmanship reign supreme. Their style is pure “Eurocana” – meaning inspiration is drawn from the string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli as well as America’s greatest composers. The Quintet’s music is sprinkled with red hot violin and Cole’s “Speed of Light” guitar technique. George Cole continues his mission to write a new chapter of the Great American Songbook with the help of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top musicians. The band’s current CD, Riverside Drive, is currently in heavy rotation on radio stations across America and their show is not to be missed. You’ll see the stylish retro presence of George Cole on guitar/vocals, stunning showstopper Hale Baskin on vocals, Berkelee trained violin virtuoso Nancy Kuo, propulsive rhythm guitarist Jimmy Grant, and swinging upright bassist Christopher Bastian.