log in
Follow Us

Join our mailing list to receive news, updates, announcements.

live webcasts

The Appel Room 2018-19 Season

Nat King Cole at 100 with Sachal Vasandani

Vocalist Sachal Vasandani is one of the great crooners of our time and the perfect man for a Nat “King” Cole centennial celebration. Though a distinctive artist in his own right, his “beautiful, velvety voice” and “remarkable stage presence” (NPR) have drawn multiple comparisons to Nat “King” Cole himself. Vasandani is particularly well known for his Cole tribute project, which has featured classics like “Unforgettable,” “Nature Boy,” and “Smile.” 

This showcase has graced major stages in both small group and orchestral settings, and the new versions performed tonight in the elegant majesty of The Appel Room—with its unparalleled view of the New York skyline—will take it to the next level.

In addition to his vocal abilities and cool, charismatic showmanship, Vasandani also honors Cole’s legacy as a masterful pianist by sharing the spotlight with some of the best instrumentalists in the business. In this special centennial celebration, audiences will enjoy the many sides of Nat “King” Cole’s artistry in an appropriately stylish setting.

Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 6pm and 8:30pm.


Trumpet: Frank Greene, Sean Jones, Tatum Greenblatt

Trombone:James Burton III, Paul Dunlea 

Alto Saxophone: Mark Gross

Tenor Saxophone: John Ellis, Jon Irabagon 

Baritone Saxophone: Gary Smulyan

Piano: Taylor Eigsti

Bass: David Wong

Drums: Obed Calvaire

Visitor Info

Box Office

Broadway and 60th Street

Ground Floor



Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 12pm-6pm






Related Audio

Unforgettable by Sachal Vasandani