Carl Cole presents ‘Jazzin’ it Up’ April 27 at Franchesco’s

Online Staff Report

Carl Cole and Sounds of Good News (SOGN) Productions is closing out April as “Jazz Appreciation Month” with a special “Jazzin’ it Up” show at Franchesco’s Ristorante 7128 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 27.

The “COLE and Company” band … with Carl on piano, son Andrew on bass, Clyde Cole on guitar, David Thompson on trumpet and Tim Austin on drums …will share great music throughout the evening.

Special guests will be Dianna Cole, Jodi Beach and Jim McDowell as well as Bob Lamay and the “CADENCE” Barbershop Quartet.

The event will pay tribute to Rockford legend, “Maestro” Bill Doll as well as Chicago legend Julian Swain with a “Mystery Talent Showcase” by Angie Fellows and her Senior Follies stars!

Cost is $15 at the door (including a complimentary glass of wine). Reserve seats by calling (815) 229-0800. Call (815) 914-1487 or visit

Posted April 24, 2013

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