Nat King Cole The Vanguard of Avant Garde

a One Man Show written and performed by Verlon Brown

A man of intrigue and vivacity, Nat King Cole charmed our hearts and souls!

The Pianist and Singer broke color lines and pushed through barriers of injustice. A determined, yet humble and truly gifted individual, Nat had a unique drive and passion for stardom that arose from his need to please people to the nth degree. Always catering to the likes and needs of an ever-demanding audience, Nat publicly strove to become the world's most beloved entertainer. Behind closed doors however, life was vastly different from this Public Persona. Privately Nat battled a mainstream of prejudice, addiction and heartache.

The Vanguard of Avant-Garde is a captivating show that delves into the tantalizing injustice, profound love and intimate private life of the innovative pioneer and musician,

Nat King Cole.