Maryland vocalist Coniece Washington pays tribute to the late Ethel Ennis, long known as Baltimore’s first lady of jazz. Washington will cover tunes like “Close Your eyes” written by Bernice Petkere in 1933 and “Open Your Eyes You Can Fly.” With music by Chick Corea and lyrics by Neville Potter, the latter tune was first released by Gary Burton in 1973. Both songs were recorded for her 1980 album Live at the Maryland Inn. Ennis famously decided to remain in the area and set the course of her career, forgoing industry offers to leave home and allow RCA management to “make her a Star.”
Washington will also include the Ennis original “Hey You” from the 2005 album Ennis Live at Montpelier. Coniece Washington, who was in the audience at Montpelier, immediately became a fan and found herself “in awe” during the entire concert. She recalls that Ennis “was funny and engaging as she reminded the audience to remember life is short and they must do what they want to do before they leave this earth.”
Ethel Ennis tended towards the ballad style and Washington chose to pepper this concert with upbeat songs popularized by another Baltimore heroine -- Billie Holiday. In 2021, Washington paid tribute to Billie Holiday in another An die Musik concert which enjoyed a huge audience. She wanted to bring some of that energy into the new show. Fans can anticipate songs such as “Fine and Mellow,” “East of the Sun” and “Now or Never.”
Coniece Washington has performed extensively throughout the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis region, drawing influence from renowned jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae. Her 2019 album Shades of Shirley Horn enjoyed fine reviews and extensive airplay.
In this special appearance, Ms. Washington will be accompanied by pianist Pete Frassrand, bassist David Marsh, drummer Nick Costa and trumpeter Clarence Ward III. She has also commissioned poet Seth Washington (no relation) to write a poem for Ethel Ennis. Says Washington, “I am thrilled to pay tribute to Ms. Ennis.” As she honors Ennis and Holiday (with whom she shares a birthday), she hopes to bring happiness to Ennis’s husband Bill Arnet and satisfy jazz lovers who cherish the memories of these great women, who contributed so greatly to the jazz tradition.
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Sat, March 26, 7 PM $25 + $1 fee In-person Attendance Sat, March 26, 7 PM $15 + $1 fee
A Jazzy Fall Evening with Pianist Hope Udobi, Bassist Dave Marsh, Drummer Nick Costa and Trumpeter Thad Wilson. Admission $10.00 at door, Free Church Parking Lot and Off Street Parking. Food and non alcohol beverages for sale.
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$18.00 , 10% DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS AND MONTPELIER MEMBERS
Guests are invited to wear their best 1920’s or 1930’s attire. There will be a prize for the best dressed. Musicians: Pianist Aaron Hill, Bassist Dave Marsh, Drummer Nick Costa, Trumpeter Thad Wilson. Guests enjoy a wide selection of wines and Mediterranean cuisine. Dine in the beautiful OUTSIDE and SPACIOUS setting.
$30.00 General Admission Plus $1.60 Fees
Billie Holiday Tribute & Birthday Celebration. With Pianist Pete Frassrand, Bassist David Marsh and Drummer Nick Costa . Fabulous trumpeter and renowned band leader Thad Wilson will be on the gig. It’s going to be a great night! Also performing are vocalist Marcia Baird Burris and poet Seth Washington. I’ll see you there - it’s going to be a perfect way to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!
Vocalist Coniece Washington celebrates the of music of Shirley Horn, Nancy Wilson,Etta James,Billy Holiday BB King and more. Call 303-377-7800 for ticket information. FREE Parking
Jazz@ Wesley Black & Silver FB Live Masquerade Party /Show on Saturday October 31st at 6:30PM. So looking forward to this event and hope you will join me. The event is FREE BUT DONATIONS ARE WELCOME. FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT ACCESS LIVE STREAM VIA https://www.facebook.com/nationalmethodistchurch/ SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST. Pianist William Knowles, Bassist Wes Biles, Drummer Jc Jefferson and Guitarist David B. Coles.
Please support this virtual Benefit Concert to support the Ladies of Howard University Tuesday July 7th at 8PM. Help the Ladies of HU reach their $25,000 scholarship goal. Requesting minimum donation of $18.50
Sunday June 28th! Join the voice of Class Act and V& P Magazine, other artists and myself for a FREE Concert Celebrating Black Music Sunday 4PM -6PM via the FB Live or Zoom. I am the second performer on the schedule. https://zoom.us/j/93830974251…
Call for tickets Phone: (202) 966-5144 Pianist Wayne Wilentz, Drummer JC Jefferson and Bassist Herman Burney Jr.