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Coniece Washington - Shades Of Shirley Horn - Sophomore Release

Coniece Washington - Shades Of Shirley Horn - Sophomore Release

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St. Southwest, Washington, DC
Coniece Washington's Tribute to Shirley Horn
Fri, Aug 16 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM

Vocalist, Coniece Washington sings from her heart, a recording artist, and songwriter and show producer who captivates her audience with her distinctive sultry sweet stylings, with an incomparable talent and style. Her influences range from Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday and Carmen McRae. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Washington developed her love for music at an early age, singing at her grandmother's church. She served in the US Army and continued expressing her talent and passion for music by performing at various night clubs and venues in the states and Europe.

She is a trained vocalist and former member of the renowned Washington Performing Arts Society Men & Women of the Gospel Choir. Washington can be seen performing at various venues in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, including Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Twins Jazz, The Carlyle Club, The Other Barn, Mr. Henry's, The Georgetown Ritz Carlton, The Henley Park Hotel, Cafe Agape and Westminster Presbyterian Church Friday Night Jazz. Washington has also performed at the historic Blues Alley, the DC Jazz Festival, the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival and the Annual Preservation of Jazz Festival. As a songwriter Washington wrote the Holiday song "Snow Cover Stars." As a producer, Washington is known for her creativity and attention to detail.

She competed for and was awarded the 2018 Montgomery County Employee's Black History Show contract. Her debut CD Love Changes set her on a patch of winning hearts immediately with her engaging style. Her latest offering, Shades of Shirley was just released on March 17, 2019. Washington is a rare talent, her finesse and gifted voice quality, not to mention her assured stage presence clearly signify a seasoned professional.

Her passion is singing and her goal is to present the Great American Song Book with integrity.
"Great Vocalist and Entertainer!"
- DeAndrey Howard Musician, Co-founder and Manager of Alice's Jazz and Cultural Society, Washington, DC

"Coniece Washington is truly a vanguard in the preservation of straight ahead jazz standards. Her vocals are alluring and captivates the audience....transporting them to another place and time."
- Black Art Today!, LLC

"Coniece Washington is a true to form jazz singer with the authenticity in her performance that honors and continues the tradition of the outstanding female jazz vocalists of our day."
- Jerry Paris, General Manager WPFW 89.3, Washington,DC

MAGICAL MUSIC
- JAZZ in Little Italy, Baltimore

On Saturday, July 16th, Coniece Washington sent chills throughout her audience as she performed at Germano's PIATTIN Cabaret. It was simply magical.
- Dr. Renee' Allen, The Renee Allen & Friends Show" on WLVS Radio

For Coniece Washington her affinity for Shirley Horn holds a special place in her heart. Shades of Shirley Horn is a heartfelt connection to the chanteuse. Washington explains, "the first time I heard Shirley Horn sing, I feel in love with her groove and elegance. Due to my military service I never had the opportunity to attend one of her shows, but I always carry her sound in my heart." Much more than a tribute album, Shades of Shirley Horn is a musical statement to one of the most lasting influences on Washington. The collection of twelve well chosen tunes is a loving homage to Washington's most beloved Great American Songbook selections.
PLAYERS AND INSTRUMENTS:
Coniece Washington: vocals
Vince Evans: piano
Wes Biles: bass
Jc Jefferson: drums
Kevin Kojo Prince: percussion
Thad Wilson: trumpet
Carl Carrington: flute
David B. Cole: guitar
Seth Washington: poet

TRACKS AND TIMES:
1. Here's to Life 7:46
2. Get Out of Town 3:07
3. The Island 6:11
4. How Am I To Know 3:42
5. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying 5:36
6. Our Love Is Here To Stay 3:20
7. Fever 3:35
8. If You Go 7:18
9. Dindi 4:40
10. Once I Loved 4:39
11. A Time for Love 7:37
12. I Just Found Out About Love 3:06






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