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Ronnie Kole Concert

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
May 21st, 2014

The crowds turned out at Neville High School Saturday, May 10, to witness New Orleans jazz legend Ronnie Kole dominate the keys and tickle the ears of music lovers with a Concert to End Polio. The concert was organized by the Monroe Rotary Club as a benefit for Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign, which raises funds to pay for polio vaccinations in countries around the world.

A crowd favorite, Kole is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and tours extensively. He’s best known for stints in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, where he was a frequent guest. Prior to his solo career, Kole frequently appeared with bands led by musical giants such as Al Hirt and Pete Fountain.