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Jazz at Pearl's
256 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133
415-291-8255
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Rebba Middleton
83 events 31 reviews

He has a really good voice and I'm not really a jazz fan, so to me it was impressive.

reviewed Feb 12 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Rosalie Gerrans
14 events 10 reviews

He is very entertaining and personable...great "scat". Venue is cozy so any seat gives an "up-front" view. Most couples that we observed ordered a bottle of wine to cover the two-drink minimum.

reviewed Feb 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jason R Sanford
6 events 1 review

What a great, soulful voice! And his band was outstanding! A great performance in a nice, intimate setting (Pearl's in SF), I would highly recommend you check this guy out!

reviewed Feb 12 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“The Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene, a vocalist with an exuberantly supple tenor that glides effortlessly into the stratosphere.” --San Francisco Chronicle
“If you have never heard Kenny Washington sing before, get ready for a jaw dropping experience. Kenny is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn, infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny’s free, playful approach…is awe inspiring.” —AllaboutJazz.com

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If you have never heard this New Orleans native sing before, get ready for a jaw dropping experience. Kenny is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. Emulating the classic styles of Johnny Hartman and Billy Eckstine, infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny’s freedom • play approach, with over a four-octave range is awe inspiring. His tone on ballads is liquid, his scat is so rapid-fire, passionate, melodious and inventive that subsequent saxophone solos often pale, and his intonation is so precise that it becomes noticeable if the piano wasn’t tuned that day. His range seems limitless. With a childhood background singing in gospel, Kenny is at home with the Blues as well as Jazz.

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