DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College Schomburg Series 2010-11 season premier concert features the music of Nat King Cole. “Cole Remembered, a Tribute to Nat King Cole” will be performed at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 7, in Schomburg Auditorium on the campus of Defiance College.
This concert is co-sponsored by the Defiance Community Cultural Council as part of its Sam Hornish Jr. “Bands, Bands, Bands” series. Individual series sponsors are Hubbard Company, Defiance Clinic and Mercy Hospital, and event sponsor is Chief Supermarkets.
The Cole tribute is performed by Joe Bourne. Music became a part of Bourne’s life at an early age. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he began his singing career in a church choir and with various street corner musical groups. He was inspired by many of the big names of jazz and popular music that toured the Boston area as well as such greats as Nat King Cole and Lou Rawls. Bourne’s own singing style is rapidly becoming known to audiences around the globe, giving his the opportunity to have shared the stage with Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick and several other jazz and popular music greats.
Individual tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
October 5, 2010