Steve Washington Concert

Steve Washington in Concert

Nat “King” Cole and Friends

Sun, Oct 22, 2017

4:00 – 5:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church, Session House
120 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
East Hampton Village

Art of Song presents vocalist Steve Washington in a tribute to great male vocalists of the 20th Century including Nat “King” Cole, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Mathis, Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Al Jarreau and Harry Belafonte. Following a triumphant debut at New York City’s renowned Metropolitan Room earlier this year, Steve’s live presentation is a unique blend of big-band, cabaret and jazz … with a bit of the blues stirred in for good measure. Steve will pull from his varied repertoire as well as his current CD, Right to Love, a jazzy mix of familiar favorites and unexpected gems. Right to Love is enjoying radio play throughout the USA, Canada, and as far away as Australia. Here are quotes from some reviews: “… the kind of phrasing you got from the Coles, Eckstines … this is a fine set …” — Chris Specter (Midwest Record) “Tasty stuff, in that sweetly soulful spot … work that wears well and will last … Washington is an artist who has spent many years developing his chops and knows how to give shape to each song.” — Midtown Alex (Amazon) “… a versatile and personable singer …” — Jack Bowers (All About Jazz). A native Washingtonian, with humble beginnings in college productions and singing groups, Steve went on to appear in numerous professional productions eventually earning membership in Actors’ Equity. Enjoying a music career that has allowed him to see the world, Steve has fronted several bands and orchestras and has shared stages with the Marvelettes, the Drifters, the Supremes, and the Village People. Steve performs regularly in the DC/MD/VA area’s top venues and enjoys meeting new audiences at home and beyond. With pianist Jane Hastay, bassist Peter Martin Weiss, trumpeter Baron Lewis, Jr. and drummer John Cataletto.