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International Recording Artist and Song Stylist LYNETTE WASHINGTON performs at Blues Alley Monday, February 28, 2011 RSVP Today!

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LYNETTE WASHINGTON, is a native New Yorker and has had a career that has taken her across the globe. Her travel has also enabled her to learn to sing in quite a few international languages. Her singing style is heavily rooted in the jazz, R&B, and gospel arenas. Lynette began her early professional singing career performing in Russian nightclubs throughout New York City and Europe.

 



 

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Monday, February 28

LYNNETTE WASHINGTON
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She recorded on the early GRP releases of jazz trumpeter Tom Browne as well with her own R&B/Dance group Touché on Emergency Records.

 


She has worked with artists such as Aretha Franklin,

 

U2, and Peter Gabriel and was featured lead singer in

 

 

New Voices of Freedom appearing in U2's Rattle & Hum,

 

BBC's One World, One Voice,

 

 

and Lenny Kravitz's "Give Peace A Chance" on Virgin Records.

 

 

Lynette has also recorded radio commercials and appeared in national TV commercials for Roy Rogers, Mercedes Benz, Boy’s Town, Nescafe and Pizza Hut. She has appeared with such jazz notables as drummers Buddy Williams & Anton Fig, saxophonists Clifford Jordan & Gerry Niewood and bassists Alex Blake and Cameron Brown. with performances at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. She was also featured in a Special Olympics live telecast at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

 

Other performances include the 2002 VMA Music Awards with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown and comedian Jimmy Fallon

 


Her New York City club appearances include Creole, The River Room, Sweet Rhythm, Azalea, Opa, The Lenox Lounge, and others. In 1999, Lynette completed her first solo project entitled Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa (1999)) featuring Chuck Mangione's reedman Gerry Niewood. Her second solo project, Smoky Dawn was in 2003, and she also joined forces with her Gold/Platinum Award winning producer, pianist Dennis Bell to release a double CD LIVE! at Harlem's Kennedy Center.

 

 

Her extensive music career in jazz, R&B, and gospel, has taken her across the globe travelling as far as Australia. She has the gift and ability to sing in several languages including Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. Ms. Washington is a sought after artist for a variety of multicultural events. Lynette was the 2005 Grand Prize Winner of the Jazzmobile / Anheuser Busch Jazz Vocal Competition, and was featured on WBGO's Singers Unlimited Show with Michael Bourne. As the Grand Prize Winner, Ms. Washington performed at WBLS' Croton Music Festival, the City Of Yonkers' Friday Night Jazz Festival in the Yonkers Sculpture Garden, and BB Kings Jazz and Blues Club in the heart of New York City.

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Lynette has recorded national radio and television commercials for Roy Rogers, Pizza Hut, Nabisco, and Toyota. In 2002, Lynette completed her first solo project entitled Long, Long Ago: A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa, and released her second album, Smoky Dawn, in 2004. She is presently recording her third solo album scheduled for release in early 2010. She appears regularly at New York metropolitan area venues, including The River Room, Creole, The Schomberg Museum, BB Kings, The Zinc Bar, Solomon’s Porch, Pier 2110, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Sculpture Garden in Yonkers. She was selected by the Jazzmobile Society to pay tribute to Nina Simone at a solo performance held at Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall in September 2008. She is currently touring in the Off-Broadway production of Regina Taylor’s Crowns.

 

Lynette Washington is an iTunes Essential Jazz Artist. For your listening pleasure, Ms. Washington's CDs, Smoky Dawn,

 

 

Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell

DENNISBELL, pianist, is a gold and platinum award-winning producer, arranger, songwriter/ composer, conductor andmusiceducator. Graduate of the High School of Music & Art, NYU (BMus in Piano/Music Theory) and CUNY Queens College (MA in Composition). Dennis is the founder and CEO of City Slicker Productions, Mark of Aries Music (BMI) and GuavaJamm Entertainment. Dennis has produced records by Doug E Fresh, Dave Valentin, New Voices of Freedom, U2, and Touché, amongst others. He was the musical director/ conductor for the international tour of Jesus Christ uperstar and has written TV and Radio Jingles for Drakes, Hardees, Roy Rogers, and Nabisco companies. His modern dance scores have been performed at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, The Arts Umbrella in Vancouver, Yale University in New Haven, LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts in NYC, Ailey II, Juilliard New Dances 08, Perry Mansfield in Steamboat Springs and U Cal at Irvine amongst others. His compositions for modern dance/ballet CD, “Musique Pour La Danse Modern” was released in 2008 in addition to his Dennis Bell Jazz NY and solo piano recordings.  Read more...

 

Live! At The Kennedy Center,

 

 

and Long, Long Ago are also available all major digital outlets including iTunes.

 

 

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NEW URBAN JAZZ:  LYNETTE WASHINGTON & DENNIS BELL JAZZ NY

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A RETURN AFTER A SOLD OUT ENGAGEMENT LAST SEASON,

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