Long a beloved staple on the NYC jazz scene and world-renowned as a multi-faceted concert hall and symphony performer, Hilary Kole has engaged audiences throughout the world since beginning her professional career at the legendary Rainbow Room. Hailed by critics as a “musical marvel!” (Rex Reed, NY Observer) and with “understated elegance and playful warmth” (USA Today). She has appeared at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, at Lincoln Center as part of the “American Songbook Series,” and at Carnegie Hall, alongside Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Nancy Wilson. Additional major international appearances have included repeat performances at Blue Note Tokyo, the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Umbria Jazz Festival, as well as appearing with orchestras throughout America, including the New York Pops, Colorado Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, and others.
In addition to her current recordings (A Self-Portrait & The Judy Garland Project both on the MIRANDA MUSIC label) Ms. Kole has also recorded with music legends Dave Brubeck, Hank Jones, Michel LeGrand, Mulgrew Miller, David Frishberg, Monty Alexander, Benny Green, Freddy Cole, John Pizzarelli, and Mike Renzi among others.