St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, award-winning vocalists to present Unforgettable - a tribute to Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

June 9, 2019, concert features vocalists Dee Daniels and Denzal Sinclaire performing alongside the SLSO on several jazz favorites

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(January 4, 2019, St. Louis, MO) – Today, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced a concert featuring the musical stylings of a father/daughter duo who transformed the landscape of American jazz and pop music from the 1940s to the 2000s. On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the SLSO and award-winning vocalists Dee Daniels and Denzal Sinclaire will present Unforgettable, a tribute to Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole. The concert begins at 3:00pm.

Daniels is a celebrated jazz vocalist with a unique sound, steeped in the art of storytelling through song. Performing a mix of standards, blues, gospel, and original compositions, she transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage. Daniels last performed with the SLSO in June 2017 as part of a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and the Ladies of Swing.

Daniels will be joined on stage by jazz vocalist Denzal Sinclaire. A singer of subtle skill with a relaxed and sophisticated approach to songs, Sinclaire's velvety baritone has an appeal that stretches well beyond the usual confines of the jazz world.

Nat King Cole and his trio – the King Cole Trio – revolutionized jazz in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, with such hits as "Embraceable You," "Mona Lisa," "Route 66," and "Unforgettable." In 1959, he received a Grammy Award for Best Performance By a Top 40 Artist for "Midnight Flyer" and was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990. His daughter, Natalie Cole, rose to fame in the 1970s with R&B hits including "Inseparable" and "Our Love." She re-recorded her father's greatest hits in an album that won seven Grammy Awards in 1992.

Join the SLSO in celebrating the 100th birthday of Nat King Cole, while honoring this incredible father/daughter duo at this one-night-only concert.

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 3:00pm
Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Dee Daniels, vocals
Denzal Sinclaire, vocals

Unforgettable is one of several Live at Powell Hall concerts during the 2018/2019 season. Previous guests in the 18/19 season include Grammy-award winning trumpeter Chris Botti and Tony Award-winning actor/singer Leslie Odom, Jr. Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster performs with the SLSO on February 23, 2019. Since 2010, the SLSO has hosted more than 150 Live at Powell Hall concerts: from movies like Singin' in the Rain, Harry Potter, and tributes to the movie music of John Williams, to tribute concerts and one-night-only performances with award-winning guests including Boyz II Men, Ben Folds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Idina Menzel.

Tickets for Unforgettable go on sale Tuesday, January 8, and may be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 314-534-1700.

About the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Celebrated as one of today's most exciting and enduring orchestras, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country, marking its 139th year with the 2018/2019 season. Widely considered one of the world's finest, the SLSO maintains its commitment to artistic excellence, educational impact, and community connections – all in service to its mission of enriching lives through the power of music.

In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, which has been the permanent home of the SLSO for 50 years, the orchestra is an integral part of the diverse and vibrant St. Louis community, presenting free education programs and performances throughout the region each year. It presents St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer, a four-program series at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The SLSO also serves as the resident orchestra for Opera Theatre Saint Louis, with this season marking the 42nd year of their partnership.

The Grammy Award–winning SLSO's impact beyond the St. Louis region is realized through weekly Saturday night concert broadcasts on St. Louis Public Radio, acclaimed recordings, and regular touring activity. A sought-after artistic partner by preeminent musicians and composers from across the globe, as well as by local and national organizations, the SLSO enjoys a long history of robust and enduring artistic collaborations that have developed and deepened over the years.

Today, the SLSO builds on the institution's current momentum on all fronts, including artistic, financial, audience growth, and community impact, and looks toward the future with Stéphane Denève. Denève, who has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003, begins his tenure as Music Director with the 19/20 season, following this season as Music Director Designate. For more information, visit

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