Kenny Washington And Michael O’Neill Quartet, Sunday at the Bach
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.
January 29, 2012, 4:30 to 7:30 pm, $35
at the Douglas Beach House, Half Moon Bay