Kevin Cole garnered a reputation as a masterful Gershwin interpreter on the piano. So much so that he performed for the Gershwin family and George’s close friends.
Kevin says, “About halfway through, I noticed that one by one, they were getting up and leaving the room.” It seemed they didn’t like his playing.
But as they came back teary-eyed with tissues, Kevin learned something about his own playing.
Kay Swift, Gershwin’s “right-hand gal” who helped write Porgy and Bess, told Kevin: “We never thought we’d hear the piano sound like that again. It sounds just like George.”
Come hear Kevin Cole on October 6 & 7, as he brings George Gershwin’s classic Rhapsody in Blue to life again with the New West Symphony! Buy your tickets now!