Described as the “mad altoist of Jazz” Richie Cole comes to the Lowcountry for three special performances starting this Thurs. April 20 at North Charleston Italian restaurant, Gennaro’s.

The Thursday performance, which starts at 7:30 p.m., features the musical stylings of Cole and the Alto Madness Orchestra. Trombonist and band leader Mike Gennaro and his octet have been practicing tunes from Cole’s Alto Madness book to prep for the altoist’s special appearance.

Then on Fri. April 21, check out Cole at How Art Thou at 8 p.m. To round out the weekend, Cole and pianist Oscar Rivers play at HAT Sat. April 22 at 8 p.m.
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