Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret

George Cole Quintet

When: Sat., April 9, 8 p.m. 2011

Guitarist George Cole has a colorful and eclectic resume that includes backing up Keely Smith, teaching guitar to Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, and playing on Chris Isaak's Forever Blue CD. In his own quintet he sings and plays jazzy, gipsy flavored guitar à la Django Reinhardt. His expansive repertoire includes well-known standards as well as original tunes that sound just as timeless. Special guests for this gig to celebrate Cole's new Riverside Drive CD include fiddler Alen Cileli, guitarist Nick Tucah, and Jim Rothermel on sax and clarinet. At The Freight & Salvage (2020 Addison, Berkeley) Saturday April 9, 8:00 p.m., $22.50, $24.50 TheFreight.org.

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Price: $22.50, $24.50

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