Famous Masonic musician

Posted: December 17, 2012 in Masonic


Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was a musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.
He owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. 

Brother Nat King Cole was a member of Thomas Waller Lodge No. 49, PHA, Los Angeles, California.
He joined in 1938. The lodge was founded by a group of African-American musicians who were members of Musicians Local 767, and Cole joined with his friend and drummer Lee Young.

Nat King Cole remained faithful to Masonic principles his whole life—he saw himself as a builder of musical architecture, but he built more than music.

His music helped to bring people and races together.

He died of cancer on Feb. 25, 1967 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.


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