Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kole Notes Summer 2011

Hi from somewhere above the Pacific Ocean…I’m on my way back from Taiwan after doing two very successful concerts with the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra……I introduced a new theme show to the audiences….Around the World on 88 Keys…I take the audience on a tour to places that I’ve performed and give them some interesting stories about incidents that happened to me as well as playing music that fits the area…I’ve been doing this show for a year or so but this is the first time with a full orchestra…I’ll be repeating the performance on September 1st in Biloxi, Mississippi with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra…The occasion is the 50th Anniversary of this fine orchestra and it’ll be held in the theater of the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino…Tickets can be purchased online by calling 228-896-4276 The price is $40.00 and $20.00 for those under 20 years of age The summer has been hot but I think that that is par for most of the country…Too hot to be outside so I’ve been working like crazy on this new theme show???

The next few months will be exciting as I’ll be doing many dates in the New Orleans area as well as doing return engagements at The Club in Birmingham, AL, Jazz from the Bayou in Rock Springs, WY, the Paramount Theater in Goldsboro, NC (See Website0, Minneapolis and on and on…You can check out my web site to get all of the details of where and when I’ll be performing… While on the website, check it out as it’s a new site…After many years I decided to get into the 21st Century with a much needed facelift to the site…Much easier get information as well as ordering CD’s etc…Gardner continues to improve from her stroke of April 3rd, 2010, and we’re hoping that she’ll be up to traveling come the summer of 2012 as we’d like to return to Europe and also have her with me on my return performance in the Fall of 2012 with the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra in Taiwan and also in Shanghai…It was very lonely being there without her as it was the first time that she hadn’t been with me on performances in 30 years except for two very short out of town performances this past year…

I’ll also be returning to the Silver Slipper Casino to do four more dinner concerts in the Blue Bayou Restaurant…The four Sunday Shows in May were sold out so we’ll be returning on November 20th, etc…I’ll be doing a new theme show called The Music of WEP…That’s short for Webber, Ellington and Porter…Of course their will be other material also…For reservations and/or more information go to There are many other dates in the Greater New Orleans area that you can check out on my Web Site…

I am now somewhere between Los Angeles and New Orleans…Maybe I’ll finish this before I land!!! That’s it until the Fall issue of Kole Notes comes out unless something of great interest happens between now an then…

Big Hugs to all from Gardner and me…and thanks for being loyal fans and most of all, friends.

Gardner and Ronnie Kole
504-524-5716/Direct office number
PO Box 5519
Slidell, Louisiana 70469