Kenny Washington -vocals, Michael O'Neill - reeds, John Burr - piano, Lorca Hart - drums, Dan Feiszli - bass, Erik Jekobson - trumpet
This is going to be a very fresh and interesting show, performing new arrangements by the extraordinary young trumpet player/arranger, Erik Jekobson, and leader Michael O'Neill. Some of the arrangements will include Kenny on saxophone, so this is something not to be missed.
Over the last thirteen years vocalist Kenny Washington and saxophonist Michael O'Neill have developed a rare simpatico that characterizes their musical collaboration. Each performance features a balanced mix of standards and Michael's compositions, complemented by Kenny's soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting. There are two major recordings featuring Michael and Kenny which are: The Long and the Short of It by the Michael O'Neill Quintet featuring Kenny Washington, and Still Dancin. They will be presenting a brand new set of arrangements and original vocal tunes - specifically crafted as settings for Kenny's amazing voice - written by Michael that they have been honing for an upcoming recording. Recent performances of this material at Yoshi's/Oakland, the Ritz-Carlton/Half Moon Bay and the Second Saturday Salon (house concert) have been received with rave responses.
Douglas Beach House (View)
307 Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019