Dan Miller & Lew Delgatto
w/ Kenny Washington
Friday, January 17th
7pm: Cocktails | 8pm: Performance
Tickets available at door
GA | $40 in Advance • $45 Day of
GA = First come, first served seating
Table of 4: $220 | Table of 8: $440
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Three Jazz Greats
At this point in their career, Del Gatto and Miller just want to make the music they love. They’re not interested in playing commercial music — they’ve already done that, thanks.
“Anything I do now, I have to be able to improvise on 85 percent of the gig,” Del Gatto says. “Otherwise, I don’t wanna do it.”
Besides, they’ve already done the fame thing and enjoyed national success. This is the next phase in their career.
Miller grew up in Chicago’s fertile music scene and moved to New York City in 1991. He’s toured and recorded with music greats Wynton Marsalis, Tom Jones, Maynard Ferguson and especially Harry Connick Jr. — with whom he worked for 11 years and played on some of his biggest albums, including 1990’s “We Are In Love” and 1991’s “Red Light, Blue Light.”
Miller was touring with Connick’s big band when “We Are In Love” turned the New Orleans jazzman into a superstar.
Meanwhile, New York tenor saxophonist Del Gatto had already been having success of his own with “Saturday Night Live,” where he played in the house band from 1975-2005 and later worked as the band’s music arranger and contractor. He also performed on well-known TV jingles for brands such as American Airlines and Folgers coffee (including the “best part of waking up” campaign).
About Kenny Washington
Kenny Washington, a native of New Orleans developed a deep love for music at a very young age. Kenny grew up singing and performing gospel in church. He began performing with the school band, playing saxophone and singing. After graduating from high school Kenny continued his studies in music at Xavier University. While at Xavier, he studied various styles of music ranging from traditional and contemporary jazz to classical, rhythm and blues and pop.
Joining the honorary U.S. Navy Band in 1986, Kenny performed and toured nationally and internationally throughout the U.S., Asia, Russia, and Australia. After nine years as a musician in the U.S. Navy, Kenny made his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began performing and recording in various jazz clubs in the with other well known artists. Kenny appeared in Roy Nathanson’s off-Broadway production “Fire at Keaton’s Bar and Grill,” with Elvis Costello and Deborah Harry, in London and New York. Kenny was the featured vocalist at the San Francisco’s world famous Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel’s “TOP OF THE MARK” for eight years.
Kenny is the featured vocalist on saxman Michael O’Neill’s CDs, “The Long and the Short of It”, and “Still Dancin,” recorded on Jazzmo records. Kenny is also one of the featured vocalists on the Slammin’ All Body Band CD, with Keith Terry.
If you have never heard this New Orleans native sing before, get ready for a jaw dropping experience. Kenny is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny’s free, playful approach, with over a four-octave range is awe inspiring. His tone on ballads is liquid, his scat is so rapid-fire, passionate, melodious and inventive that subsequent saxophone solos often pale, and his intonation is so precise that it becomes noticeable if the piano wasn’t tuned that day. His range seems limitless. With a childhood background singing in gospel, Kenny is at home with the Blues as well as Jazz. This man is a must-see.
Washington will be joined by the Dan Miller – Lew Del Gatto Quintet. NYC jazz trumpeter Dan Miller built his reputation touring and recording with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman. Tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto spent 30 years as a member of the Saturday Night Live Band (1975-2006) and toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and the Tonight Show Orchestra. They bring together a tremendous group of musicians for an evening of hard swinging acoustic jazz music.
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