Freddy Cole at Yoshi's, by Ria Burman
Freddy Cole (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Celebrating his 85th birthday this Saturday, Freddy Cole played a magical set at Yoshi's last Wednesday, October 5, 2016. exuding childlike charm throughout the night. The graceful, tasteful, and truthful Cole exhibited polished piano playing with feel-good melodies, bittersweet memories, and witty lyrics. With a versatile accompanying band taking the set slow to swing-rock bop, Freddy Cole and his merry men brought Yoshi's to its feet leaving the crowd with “Goodbye” and the roar for an encore.

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