Gesa Power House Theatre welcomes Caesar and his celebrated show “Caesar Sings Nat ‘King’ Cole” on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 7PM.
As soon as anyone hears Caesar’s smooth baritone vocals and debonair delivery, listeners instantly recall Cole. As the Screen Actors Guild said, “Caesars’ smooth velvet voice has often been compared to Nat King Cole’s, but he has his own interpretation and style that compares to no one, but is essentially and superbly… Caesar.”
Whether accompanied by a big band, orchestra, or sparse acoustic guitar or piano instrumentation, Caesar’s vocals are powerfully delivered with poise, elegance, and grace. A Chicago native, Caesar has toured the world accompanying Julio Iglesias, who has sold over 300 million records, becoming the first and only male vocalist ever to tour with the global superstar.
In August 2021, Caesar was diagnosed with cancer. His doctors told him that he could lose his voice and hearing during his five cycles of chemotherapy and 36 radiation treatments to his head and neck. Caesar remained optimistic and told his doctors to help him prepare for his next show. On February 24, 2022, Caesar headlined at the Kennedy Center with the Symphony Orchestra, 28 days after his last radiation treatment, on January 4, 2022. Today, he is cancer free and continues to sing jazz standards and love ballads in five languages.
Caesar recorded selections from Cole’s songbook at Capitol Studios, in Studio A, singing into the same microphone and utilizing the same Steinway piano that Cole used in the 1950s. “Jazz Standards for Today’s Audience,” later retitled “Caesar Sings Nat King Cole,” was engineered by 23-Time GRAMMY-winning legend Al Schmitt.
Reserved seating tickets are $45 ($20 for students) and will become available to the public on November 15. Pre-sales are now available to our +Power Club members. To join our +Power Club, learn more and click here.