Jazz at the Chimes Presents Kenny Washington

Jazz at the Chimes Presents Kenny WashingtonJazz at the Chimes presents Kenny Washington — a jazz virtuoso. Recently dubbed the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene by the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenny Washington is a jazz virtuoso who thrills audiences with his soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting. Ravi Coltrane has declared Kenny his favorite male vocalist, and Mark Murphy said in a Jazz Times interview that Kenny was the only contemporary male vocalist carrying on the tradition.

The thing is, Washington slays ’em wherever he performs. Standing not quite five-foot-two, he’s an oversize talent who can scat with the harmonic daring and rhythmic command of a bebop saxophonist, croon with the simmering soul of Donny Hathaway, and interpret standards with such intelligence and emotional commitment it’s like Rodgers and Hart wrote “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” with him in mind.
— Andrew Gilbert, eastbayexpress.com


This concert is part of the Jazz at the Chimes series held at the stunning Julia Morgan Chapel of the Chimes, an historical landmark building.

Sunday, January 21st at 2 PM

Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Pied­mont Avenue, Oak­land, CA

Tickets are $15 gen­eral admis­sion; $10 seniors (60+) and stu­dents
Pur­chase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets or with cash at the door.
Ticket sales begin at 12:30 PM. Doors open 1:30 PM.
Seating is lim­ited, so arrive early.

Jazz at the Chimes Upcoming Performances
Sunday, March 18 at 2 PM, Guitarist Bruce Forman-The Red Guitar
Sunday, May 20 at 2 PM, Vocalist Jackie Ryan
Sunday, July 15 at 2 PM, Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny-Celebrating Chet Baker

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