Natalie Cole Holiday Spectacular Tickets On Sale Now!

October 11, 2013

Coming December 15th! An Afternoon with the Amazing Natalie Cole in Her Holiday Spectacular!

RIJF, LLC and the Eastman School of Music (ESM) are proud to present multiple Grammy-winning recording artist Natalie Cole in a very special Rochester matinee performance on Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Tickets are $45-$95 plus service charges and go on sale to the general TODAY, Friday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m. exclusively at

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"RIJF and ESM are extremely pleased to join together to present this special holiday concert with Natalie Cole," said John Nugent, who along with Marc Iacona, own RIJF, LLC and produce the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and other concerts.

"RIJF has been a proud supporter of Eastman's jazz studies scholarship program since 2002. Eastman also provides a wealth of resources to RIJF during our annual jazz festival every June," added Nugent. "This concert is a fantastic way to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season at one of the most beautiful concert venues in the nation with one of America's most popular singers. It will be a performance to be remembered and not to be missed."

Cole's last appearance in Rochester was in 2011 as a headliner at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

Ticket Info

The fastest and easiest way to order tickets is online at via RIJF's e-ticketing system. Customers may also order tickets by phone at 585-454-2060.

About Natalie Cole

Multiple Grammy-winning recording artist Natalie Cole was just eight when her father, legendary crooner Nat King Cole, recorded his first album in Spanish, scoring an unexpected international smash in 1958. Decades later, the accomplished R&B and jazz vocalist broke new ground of her own with her first Spanish-language album, "Natalie Cole En Espaņol."

Cole did not survive to see his daughter follow in his footsteps with her own solo career. He died of cancer in 1965 at age 45. Ten years later, Natalie won the first of her nine career Grammy Awards as Best New Artist of 1975, the year she debuted with the hit "This Will Be," which also won for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female. In 1991, her tribute album, "Unforgettable... With Love," won Album of the Year and marked a mid-career comeback.

Four years ago, Natalie was diagnosed with kidney failure, started getting dialysis treatments and made a national appeal for a kidney donor. The donor and her family were immigrants from El Salvador, bringing Natalie even closer to the culture.

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