Contemporary jazz artist Steve Cole will perform Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Delaware Distilling Co. (formerly Old Bay Restaurant) on Route 1 at Midway as part of Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival's Summer Series.
Tickets are $20-$28, and are available at rehobothjazz.com. Cole will join Marion Meadows for the jazz fest opening night performance with Sheila E.
Chicago native Cole emerged in 1998 with the Brian Culbertson-produced "Stay Awhile," which was a hit maker.
On subsequent albums, Cole continued to crank out chart-topping singles with the reliability of a slugger. Live performances as a solo artist and high-profile sideman appearances with Culbertson, Boz Scaggs, Peter White, Jeff Lorber, Rick Braun and Larry Carlton helped make him a magnetic concert draw. Today, Cole tours as a headliner and for the past 10 years as a member of Sax Pack, a stellar sax trio completed by Marcus Anderson and Jeff Kashiwa. To support “Pulse,” he will lead his band out on the road for shows in the U.S. and abroad with dates booked into November. For more information, go to stevecole.net.