Thursday, October 06, 2011

Tucson: Vail Theatre of the Arts presents Joe Bourne: Remembering Mr. Cole

From: Richard Talley <>
Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 10:02 AM


Joe Bourne: Remembering Mr. Cole

Friday, October 21, 2011 – 7:00 pm

Based out of Tucson, Joe Bourne has gained international status as a singer and entertainer. Joe performs a wide range of music genres which include Popular, Jazz, Gospel, and R&B. Joe once lived in Europe and performed for the American and Dutch military and supported acts in concert for The Stylistics, Natalie Cole, The Manhattans, The Pointer Sisters, and Dionne Warwick when they were on their European Tours. He has performed in Scandanavia, Australia, Aruba, Indonesia, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland and has been involved in the making of several radio and TV commercials for Delta Airlines, Coca Cola, and others.

This night, Joe Bourne and his trio, comprised of Sly Slipetsky on piano, Scott Black on bass, and Matt Mitchell on guitar, will perform a special musical tribute to the infamous Nat King Cole. In the 1940s Nat Cole and his trio recorded more than 200 songs. Nat (along with Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum) was the most influential piano player in this era. From the first big hit Straighten Up and Fly Right in 1944 to Mona Lisa in 1950, Nat and his trio, with Oscar Moore on guitar and Wesley Prince or Johnny Miller on bass, created hundreds of swinging and artistic arrangements. Joe Bourne and his trio perform the most popular Nat Cole Trio hits “Straighten Up and Fly Right”, “Mona Lisa”, “Nature Boy”, “Sweet Loraine”, “Ramblin’ Rose, “Route 66&#8243;, and many more, accompanied with an entertaining narration.

Tickets are $18 to $22 in advance. Tickets may be purchased online, or call Bonnie at (520) 879-3925 to make arrangements to purchase tickets from the theatre office. If not sold out, tickets are $23 to $27 cash or check at the door on day of show.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page.

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