Freddy Cole

We are honoured to be working exclusively in Europe with four times Grammy Nominated Freddy Cole.

With his warm, velvety sound, singer and pianist Freddy Cole has earned a reputation as an urbane performer whose music is the epitome of straight-ahead jazz and R&B. Initially breaking through with his 1953 hit “Whispering Grass,” Cole drew favourable comparisons to (and spent much of his early career in the shadow of) his older brother, singer Nat King Cole. However, since issuing 1990’s I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me, he has enjoyed a latter-career resurgence, releasing a bevy of well-regarded albums and picking up four Grammy nominations, including for 2000’s Merry Go-Round, 2010’s Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, and 2018’s My Mood Is You.

“Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” – The New York Times

“Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads.”
People Magazine

“Above all else, Cole remains the master of the jazz ballad. He lets the song breathe between words, sometime syllables and savours each word. The delivery is not just impeccable but profound.” – JazzTimes

“Pianist, composer, and vocalist Freddy Cole can take any song and bring out colours and nuances never heard before.” – NPR”

Agent Info

Tom Smallwood
tom@diplomatsofsound.org