Nat King ColeNathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King ‎Cole, was an American 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. He was one of the first black Americans to host a television variety show, and has ‎maintained worldwide popularity since his death.‎‎