Nathaniel Adams Cole went on to become one of America's, and the world's, most beloved vocalists.
The launch day is the 101st anniversary of Cole's birth, and his daughters Timolin and Casey Cole will be present to talk about the stories behind the exhibit.
The voice of one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, also a much-loved pianist, was silenced by lung cancer on 15 February 1965.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
Blind from birth, pianist George Shearing headed an elite club of British jazz musicians to find fame in the US, his name becoming a byword for “cool”.
The far-reaching song inspired the African-American military pilots who fought in World War II, and it went on to enter the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
The Recording Academy has inducted 26 more iconic recordings into its Grammy Hall of Fame including Elton John, Patsy Cline and Public Enemy.
With an effortless sense of cool, ‘Nat King Cole At The Sands’ found the pianist and singer proving he could swing as well as Sinatra in Vegas.
Cole's fourth album 'Thankful' appeared in November 1977 and immediately offered up her next R&B chart entry and later pop top tenner, the smooth and sultry ballad 'Our Love.'
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
The much-covered '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons' had its origins at the end of World War II.
In a surprising twist of cross-cultural collaboration, BLACKPINK member Rosé has released a cover of Nat King Cole’s holiday classic ‘The Christmas Song’.
The jazz star's studio version of the song originally appeared on 'Nat King Cole & Me' ,released through Blue Note and Decca Records in 2017.
Yuletide classics by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney and Jackson 5… the best Christmas songs of all time are the gifts that keeps on giving.