Kenny Washington And Michael O’Neill Quartet, Sunday at the Bach

Press release

By on Tue, January 24, 2012

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