Al Gomes, Connie Watrous,
and Big Noise enjoyed a long and amazing creative relationship
and great friendship with acclaimed musical icon and legendary
jazz vocalist Freddy Cole that included many milestones.
A four-time Grammy Award Nominee, Freddy was considered
by many to be one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all-time
and a national treasure.
of Big Noise's strategic and publicity efforts, Freddy's CD 'Freddy Cole Sings
Mr. B' was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Big Noise hosted a celebratory party
with Freddy at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel on Grammy
Awards Day. Guests included his management team, record
label, his band, and close friends.
also scored Freddy Cole his first national TV appearance
in years, performing live on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon
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When Freddy earned his
fourth Grammy Award Nomination from The Recording Academy
for Best Jazz Vocal Album for his 2018 recording 'My Mood
Is You,' Al and Connie oversaw the entire Grammy Award strategic
and publicity team for Freddy and his record label HighNote
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Al and Connie honored Freddy for his fourth Nomination at the New England Conservatory of Music in April 2019 with a pre-concert ceremony. They, along with several dear friends, and a truly enthusiastic audience, were then treated to an extraordinary concert featuring Freddy and the New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra playing the original charts from the Capitol Records and Nat King Cole recording sessions. Truly mind-blowing! Click here for bigger photo
Additionally, Al and Connie accompanied Freddy to his appearances at the Newport Jazz Festival and sold-out performance at Roger Williams University.
Big Noise began working
with Freddy in 2006, and because of their initial efforts,
Freddy's CD 'Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett'
was placed on the Official Ballot for the 49th Annual Grammy
Awards by The Recording Academy, along with director Clay
Walker's documentary 'The Cole Nobody Knows' for Best Long
Form Music Video.
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Freddy's rich musical family
dynasty includes his brother Nat 'King' Cole
and niece Natalie Cole.