Kenny Washington with Michael O'Neill

"One of the Finest Male Jazz Singers in the World." Jazz Times

Kenny Washington with Michael O'Neill

Thu · September 15, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Parties of 5 or more must be booked directly with the nightclub by calling 415-394-1167

There is a $20.00 per person food and beverage minimum and an 18% gratuity is added to all checks

Doors open 90 minutes prior to the performance for food and beverage service.

Seating is assigned by the Maître d’ based on purchased party size and section.

Patrons are offered seating choices whenever possible

Guests may be required to check coats or bags that do not fit comfortably in the seating area

Parental guidance is recommended for some performances

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges

Kenny Washington with Michael O'Neill
Kenny Washington with Michael O'Neill
Although still considered the Bay Area’s best kept jazz secret, Kenny Washington has managed to earn a stellar reputation among his peers like trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, vibraphonist Joe Locke as well as singers Kim Nalley and Mark Murphy who declared “Kenny’s got the gift.” The Pacific Mambo Orchestra featured Washington on their eponymous 2014 Grammy-winning album and Joe Locke designed a gorgeous program of standards around him on” For the Love of You” (El Music).

“Kenny’s one of the greatest living male vocalists, without a doubt; He’s a sublime storyteller and exquisite balladeer. I love his familiarity with R&B, with Donny Hathaway, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye and how he can inject that feeling into the American Songbook in a very mature way.” – Joe Locke

No one has done more to showcase Kenny’s extraordinary talent than saxophonist/arranger Michael O’Neill who has created a series of projects over the past decade featuring inventive arrangements specifically designed for Washington’s nonpareil talent.

Performing together regularly at jazz clubs, theatres and major festivals, the two have become dear friends and creative comrades. As a prolific composer with a reputation for bringing out the best in jazz singers, O’Neill featured Washington on his first album “The Long and the Short Of It” which incorporated Washington’s soul drenched voice as part of sextet horn arrangements. The dazzling approach came full circle on O’Neill and Washington’s critically acclaimed 2007 album ‘Still Dancin.’ Their latest collaboration, “New Beginnings” marks a new phase and according to O’Neill,” Kenny has never sounded better.”

Their band features trumpeter Erik Jekabson, pianist John R Burr, bassist Dan Feiszli and drummer Alan Hall.
Venue Information:
Feinstein's at the Nikko
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com/