The World of Nat King Cole - Maurice Jacox and Thomasina Petrus
Nat King Cole Centennial Celebration

Maurice Jacox

Thomasina Petrus

All Ages
Maurice Jacox and Thomasina Petrus Contiune Our Year-Long Celebration of Nat King Cole's Centennial!


Featuring a parade of nationally-known and locally celebrated singers and groups interpreting and celebrating Cole’s musical and social change legacy every month of Nat's Centennial birthday year, 2019.

Multiple award winning singing legend, Maurice Jacox, has bee on the Twin Cities music scene for over 45 years. From Willie and the Bees, the to Butane Soul Review, to SoulTight Committee to the Straighten Up and Fly Right tribute to Nat King Cole as well as the Secret Stash Soul Review and the recently sold out Oh What A Night. His recent trip to Cuba to sing with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra and subsequent work with Nachito Herrera add one more layer to his broad range of musical styles.

Thomasina Petrus is thrilled to be a part of the Twin Cities jazz scene and has quickly become one of the premier vocalists on stages both local and abroad, known for her unique vocality and symbiotic relationship with fellow musicians. she has been on local singing and acting stages for the past 20 years, cultivating her talents through mentorships and friendships of some of the Twin Cities' most beloved artists.

Petrus portrayed some of the most famous black women in history as well as a few that are little-known. She added the feeling and hope that religion and spiritual songs gave to African slaves. She also portrayed the chilling emotion of singer Billie Holiday’s ballad telling of the strange crop of fruit dangling from southern poplar trees.

Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432