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The Jazz Room welcomes Kenny Washington
January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$30
Jazz vocalist virtuoso to perform Jan 6 at Village Theatre
Jazz enthusiasts from throughout the Bay Area know the name Kenny Washington, and Danville residents will now have the chance to see why he’s known as the “Superman of the Bay Area Jazz scene,” when he takes the stage Jan 6, 2018 at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery.
A native of New Orleans, Kenny developed a deep love for music at a young age. He grew up singing and performing gospel in church, and sang and played saxophone with the school band. While at Xavier University, he studied various styles of music ranging from traditional and contemporary jazz to classical rhythm and blues. After joining the honorary U.S. Navy Band in 1986, Kenny performed and toured nationally and internationally though the U.S., Asia, Russia, and Australia. Kenny has performed and recorded in jazz clubs all over the Bay Area since making it his permanent home.
Washington thrills his audiences with his soulful interpretations, limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, while infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny’s free, playful approach, with over a four-octave range is inspiring.
The Jazz Room is an ongoing program bringing a wide array of jazz talent to Danville. Produced by the Town of Danville and Founding Artistic Director Eve Marie Shahoian, The Jazz Room is a wonderful way to experience great jazz in your own Town.
The next Jazz Room is set for 8:00 p.m., January 6, 2018 at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery, 233 Front St. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Wine will be sold courtesy of TheVINE at Bridges.
Presale tickets for The Jazz Room are $25 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets at the door are $30 for adults and $25 for students. Presale tickets can be purchased by calling (925) 314-3400 or by visiting www.villagetheatreshows.com.
More information about upcoming events in The Jazz Room, including special cabaret engagements in the Village Theatre & Art Gallery, can be found at www.facebook.com/TheJazzRoom.
For more information, contact Performing Arts Coordinator Christian Mejia at (925) 314-3418 or [email protected].