Jazz at George's feat. Jaw-Dropping Vocalist Kenny Washington
George's Nightclub is proud to introduce Jazz at George's! The series began Thursday January 5, 2012 and will happen every first and third Thursday of every month*! In association with Urban Music Presents, George's will present the best of local, national and international Jazz superstars and we expect the stage to be graced with surprise guest visits from renowned Bay Area Jazz players. George's invites musicians and fans of Jazz to come and participate in what promises to be an incredibly hot Thursday session!
This session will be fronted by New Orleans native Kenny Washington who has jazz, blues and gospel in his blood. With an expressive voice and remarkable scat-singing ability, he's sung around the world with U.S Navy Band, served as featuring vocalist at the Top of the Mark in the Mark Hopkins Hotel for eight years, and is in constant demand as a performer around the Bay Area.
Kenny Washington has thrilled San Francisco jazz audiences with his soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting ever since making his home in the Bay Area. Fans are delighted by this New Orleans native that the San Francisco Chronicle describes as “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene, a vocalist with an exuberantly supple tenor that glides effortlessly into the stratosphere.” Ravi Coltrane declared Kenny Washington his favorite male vocalist and Mark Murphy told JazzTimes that Washington was the only contemporary male vocalist carrying on the tradition, stating, “Kenny’s got the gift.”
If you have never heard this New Orleans native sing before, prepare for a jaw dropping experience. Kenny Washington is described as one of “the Bay Area’s best kept musical secrets.” Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan while infusing the colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Washington’s astounding improvisational flights, inventive approach and emotional intensity are awe inspiring. Whether scatting up a storm or caressing a Rodgers and Hart ballad, Washington is the kind of performer who leaves the stage with an audience full of new fans.
General Admission: $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door – plus any additional ticket agent fees
Although there is no additional fee, we do enforce the “two-drink per person” minimum requirement for a reserved table. This obligation may be fulfilled either through our “bottle” service (please see the “Reservations” tab) or purchase of cocktails/soft drinks if that’s your preference.
For more information on table reservations, please call our main line at 415-226-0262 Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Table reservations are taken ONLY during the hours stated above. Please purchase ALL your tickets prior to calling to reserve your table.
Advanced tickets are available online up until 5:00 pm the day of the event. After 5:00 pm, available tickets can be purchased at the door. NOTE: It is not guaranteed that tickets will be available at the door for any event at George's Nightclub.