ScoBar Entertainment is proud to present Hilary Kole’s Songbirds, for one performance only, on Sunday, April 29th at 8:30 PM at Iridium. The singer is backed by long-time band members, John Hart (guitar), Adam Birnbaum (piano), Paul Gill (bass) and Aaron Kimmel (drums). Kole’s show spotlights distaff tunesmiths, women who’ve taken a back seat in the male dominated world of songwriting. Yet, their compositions have an important and unique role in the history of our music, shedding artistic light on the female perspective of love, loss, and what it means to be a “natural woman.” Songbirds features the music of Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday to Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon to today’s top female artists including Adele and Alicia Keys.
Kole co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway reviews, Our Sinatra and Singing Astaire, both of which had long New York runs and toured extensively nationwide. She made her professional career debut at the Rainbow Room as the youngest singer ever to grace that stage. From there, she made her concert hall debut at Lincoln Center and has appeared at Carnegie Hall in a Tribute to Oscar Peterson as well as at the Canadian Memorial to Dr. Peterson at Roy Thompson Hall alongside Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock. Other major concert appearances include headlining in New York City at Town Hall, The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Kole also headlines throughout the world at major Jazz Festivals including the Umbria Jazz Festival and The Montreal Jazz Festival, among others throughout Japan and Europe. As a recording artist, Hilary has recorded with music legends David Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Michel LeGrand, Hank Jones, John Pizzarelli, Monty Alexander, Kenny Barron and Freddy Cole, among others.
Hilary’s recording, “Haunted Heart” was released in 2009 (Gold Disc Award in Japan, 4 stars in Downbeat). Her sophomore recording, “You Are There,” was named as “Record Of The Year” in USA Today, as well as the 2010 Bistro Award for “Record of the Year”. Her third release, “A Self- Portrait,” has been named as a top ten in USA Today. She is currently touring and promoting her newest CD entitled “The Judy Garland Project.”
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