May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Holly Cole © Andrew MacNaughtan
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Holly Cole © Andrew MacNaughtan
Special Events

Acclaimed jazz songstress and Canadian icon Holly Cole will get you in the holiday spirit! Holly performs well-worn standards and eclectic selections with an uncanny combination of sensuality, innocence, originality and sheer musicality. Come enjoy songs from her newly released album Night as well as seasonal favorites. 

 Ms. Cole has a long and storied international career, having sold hundreds of thousands of recordings in the U.S., Japan and Germany. These echo her success at home, including multi-platinum sales awards, three JUNOs and two Gemini Awards. She takes tunes everybody thinks they know and discovers new undercurrents in the venerable anthems of contemporary composers, wrapping her honesty, compassion and sardonic wit around their sometimes-fragile creations. The results are smart, sexy, provocative, sometimes dangerous- and never, ever dull.  “I look at the essence of a song,” muses Ms. Cole, “If it’s a great lyric I often love to slow it down, explore it, dissect it and deconstruct it. I love to take it apart and then put it back together and look at it in an entirely different way. In the process, it often becomes more evocative. That’s a huge part of my art form, that’s a huge part of what I do.”

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video: If You Go Away
If You Go Away
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Walk Away
Holly Cole © Andrew MacNaughtan
Holly Cole © Andrew MacNaughtan
Holly Cole © Andrew MacNaughtan
Holly Cole