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Jazz Legend Richie Cole Joins Five By Design On Stage

By Staff | Jan 19, 2012

Richie Cole performs with Five By Design

Big Arts welcomes alto sax legend Richie Cole and critically-acclaimed musical group Five By Design in concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 in Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road.

Combining warm, well-rounded vocals with vintage style and a touch of comedy, Five By Design’s signature harmonies have made them a favorite of BIG ARTS audiences. Set in the format of a radio broadcast, the production touches upon Cole’s 40-year career in music from his early days touring with Buddy Rich, to Doc Severinsen’s Tonight Show Band to the present day. A reviewer in All About Jazz wrote, “Richie Cole is the last of a breed A fast and competitive musical gunslinger acquiring legendary status for his willingness to demonstrate his command of Charlie Parker’s bebop language by taking on all comers at any speed.”

Cool & Swingin’ runs the gamut from television’s I Love Lucy and Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show theme, to hits such as Night and Day, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Flying Home. The performance also provides a peek inside the Rogue and Jar, the Washington, D.C. jazz club where Cole penned the classic Harold’s House of Jazz and New York Afternoon.

Tickets to Richie Cole & Five By Design are $47 Loge, $42 General Seating and $15 Student. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.BIGARTS.org.

Richie Cole & Five By Design concert sponsored by BIG ARTS Angels.

Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to artists’ websites. To purchase tickets, go online, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, or call Marks Box Office at 395-0900.