We've welcomed Hilary Kole before now. But, let me say this in the strongest of terms - her life has done a 180! This beautiful and strong and talented woman has risen like a phoenix from her own story - worthy of a movie. That's all that will be said for now. We'll focus on the positive turn that a shining star has made :)
Hilary is no stranger to recording. Good gravy, she's no stranger to ANYTHING pertaining to the music business! This surreal talent has been known in the New York Jazz circuit for years - in concert halls, symphonies, off-Broadway, TV, and extremely important film events. That's just for starters! Hilary has worked with the BEST in the business - it would be exhausting to list ALL of her admirers and those who have shared the stage with her. But please allow me to name drop: Brubeck, Michel Legrand, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Kenny Barron - we'd be here all day!
Our guest started singing and playing piano when she was FIVE. At the age of 12, she was awarded a scholarship to the Walden School for Music Composition - that set her on a path to become an award-winner. The Manhattan School of Music is also in her blood. She learned so much there because she's such a willing vessel. SO much so that Hillary was the youngest singer ever to play at the prestigious Rainbow Room.
It's as though she has been preppred for this moment and this Judy Garland tribute. You may have heard of Hilary because of her work in "Our Sinatra" and "Singing Astaire. RAVE reviews! But it was taking her Judy songs on the road that led her HERE. With each note sung on "The Judy Garland Project", Hilary makes us gasp. How can this be? Judy LIVES in a golden throat that was born to sing her songs. Please join us on 4/21 - in The Chat Room!