The Department of Music kicks off the 2019-2020 Performance Series with: The Tish Oney Trio's "A Nat King Cole Centennial." This concert will feature hits and well-known songs associated with the Capitol Records artist who pioneered the first television variety show hosted by an African-American, and who scored over one hundred pop and jazz radio hits over his international career as a jazz pianist and singer. Modeled after the Nat King Cole Trio, Oney’s band features Shannon Hoover on bass and Matt Dingledine on guitar, with Oney providing piano accompaniment and vocals. Widely acclaimed for her work as a jazz vocalist, arranger, composer, recording artist, jazz pedagogue, and jazz journalist, Dr. Oney casts fresh light upon the significant work of this major influence of hers in a heartfelt tribute honoring Cole’s 100th birthday. Admission is FREE for all PC students and Faculty, and only $5.00 (at the door) for general public.