George Cole – Christmas Rocks!
December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$24 – $28
Doors at 6:30, show at 7 pm. Open seating, beer and wine available. $24 Advance / $28 Day of Show.
Internationally acclaimed guitarist/vocalist George Cole and his all-star band are bringing their Christmas Rocks extravaganza to Sutter Creek Theatre on December 17, 2022.
“Think of the evergreen songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin heated to a Django Reinhardt swing, and you’ve got the infectious gist of the music of George Cole” – The Detroit News
George Cole, the charismatic Bay Area Music Award winner, a triple threat as bandleader, guitarist/vocalist, and composer will deliver an outstanding evening of entertainment and holiday cheer. George and his band perform hits from his top twenty album “Riverside Drive”, rockin’ favorites of Christmas’ past, and great American songbook classics.
LINE UP: George Cole, guitars/vocal; Tony Malfatti, sax; David Rokeach, drums; Greg Sankovich, piano; Kurt Ribak, bass.
Cole spent his early days as an educator teaching and mentoring his students Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day for 10 years. As a sideman, he earned his bonafides singing duets with jazz legend Keely Smith and playing guitar in The David Grisman Quintet while garnering multi album deals with Interscope, Acoustic Disc, and Atlantic Records along the way.
Looking forward to seeing you all dolled up for this elegant evening in Sutter Creek – perfect for date night or the whole family!
“George Cole is a major guitar talent who plays everything from gypsy jazz to rhythm & blues. It’s been a great experience playing my music with him and he’s helped me take Dawg music in many new and wonderful directions. He can sing too!” – David Grisman
“George Cole was more than a guitar teacher to me. He was a mentor that talked about great music, great songs, good taste, and everything in between. I feel grateful and lucky that he showed me how to express myself with a guitar” – Billie Joe Armstrong
“George Cole has a sound that incorporates some of the finest elements of ’30s/’40s-era European and American music. Cole’s excellent Django-style guitar work and his band’s enticing instrumental and vocal harmonies make them a must-see for any fan of vintage jazz.” – Art Thompson, Senior Editor, Guitar Player Magazine
The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Voted Best Indie Theatre multiple times (KCRA A-List).