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Coniece Washington sings homage to a legend on “Shades of Shirley Horn” 
By Dodie Miller-Gould - July 24, 20190 
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Shirley Horn – – for newer or younger jazz fans, her name might be less recognizable. However, vocalist Coniece Washington is working to change that with her latest release, “Shades of Shirley Horn.” 

Released in the spring of 2019, “Shades of Shirley Horn” finds Washington singing some of the songs that made Horn a household name for a time. “Shades of…

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Jersey Jazz June 2019 

Jersey Jazz 
Shades of Shirley Horn (Self-Produced) is a heartfelt tribute to the late pianist/singer by vocalist CONIECE WASHINGTON.  Horn had a tendency to sing many of her songs at amazing slow tempi, but there was always a swing feeling underneath all that she sang.  Washington has the swing feeling, but is less inclined to bring the tempo of her performances to the paces where Horn often went.  Her band includes Thad Wilson on trumpet, Carl Carrington on flute, David B. Cole on guitar, Vince Evans on…

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Bebop Spoken Here UK Review 

Bebop Spoken There 
Spike Wells: " No, I didn't go to music school. I'm self taught - with a little help from Philly Joe Jones." - (Jazzwise July 2019). 
Daily: July 6 - October 27 
Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm…

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The Jazz Page 6/19/19

Shades of Shirley Horn is singer Coniece Washington’s wonderful tribute to the late, great singer-pianist Shirley Horn. Washington, who possesses an elegant voice and clarity of delivery, deftly takes on many of songs most associated with Horn. Some fantastic musicians back the vocals on the effort, including pianist Vince Evans, bassist Wes Biles, trumpeter Thad Wilson, guitarist David B. Cole, flutist Carl Carrington, and percussionist Kevin Kojo Prince. Poet Seth…

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Jazz2Love review 6-2-19 

Album Review: Shades of Shirley Horm from Coniece Washington 
Album:  Shades of Shirley Horn 

Artist:  Coniece Washington 

Label:  Self-Releassed 

Website:  https://www.coniecewashington.com/ 

Shades of Shirley Horn is blues vocalist Coniece Washington's tribute to the iconic jazz vocalist Shirley Horn.  The collection of 12 tracks was chosen as a loving memorial to Horn and her repertoire, which features a number of timeless classics from the Great American Songbook.  Washington canvasses Horn's catalog…

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Audiophile Review New Music For May 31, 2019 By Paul Wilson 

Overall: 8.5 / 10 Sonics:  8/10 

Coniece Washington - "Shades of Shirley Horn" - Self Released 


Not five minutes into the review from the new release from Coniece Washington I believe, if I remember correctly, I actually said "wow" out loud. Why? Simple. I find Washington to have a stellar voice and one that can be listened to for a long time. Her style is straight ahead, traditional jazz. Her lofty influences include Sara Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and of course, the CD's namesake…

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In a Blue Mood Ron Weinstock's Cd Review 

Coniece Washington 
Shades of Shirley Horn 

Poet Seth Washington provides a narration that provides an overview of Shirley Horn, a Washington DC musical icon. It opens vocalist Coniece Washington's rendition of "Here's To Life," one of Shirley Horn's most famous songs that opens her tribute to Horn. Horn touched her "the first time I heard Shirley Horn sing, I fell 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…

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Glide Magazine Shades of Shirley Horn Review 

May 25, 2019 by Jim Hynes in Album Reviews, Reviews No Comments 

Shades of Shirley Horn represents a lifelong dream of sorts for D.C.-based vocalist Coniece Washington, who grew up with Horn and other female jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billy Holiday and Carmen McRae as her main influences.  Of course, Horn was one of the major jazz talents that hailed…

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NACC Chart Rating May 2019 



My CD Shades of Shirley Horn hit the Top 5 Jazz Adds Chart at NACC tied at #4
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Rated in the Top 5

Shades Of Shirley Horn 


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#CD is # 16 as of 6/8/19.

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by: Coniece Washington 

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Coniece Washington is a Jazz Vocalist and recording artist who captivates her audience with her distinctive Sultry Sweet stylings, comparable to none. Her influences are Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and numerous gospel artists. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Coniece developed her love for music at an early age, singing at her Grandmother’s Church.  As a young adult, she served in the US Army and continued expressing her talent and passion for music by performing at various night clubs and venues here in the states and in Germany. She is a trained vocalist and can be seen performing at various venues in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, including Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Twins Jazz, The Carlyle Club, Mr. Henry’s , The Georgetown Ritz Carlton ,Cafe Agape and Westminster Presbyterian Church Friday Night Jazz. Coniece has also performed at the historic Blues Alley, The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival and The Annual Preservation of Jazz  Festival. Coniece is a rare talent that will leave you wanting more and more of her gifted voice and presence. Her passion is singing and her goal is to present the Great American Song Book with integrity.

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Coniece Washington Presents A Jazzy Afternoon

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Syndey's, 16388 Samuel Paynter Boulevard, Milton, Delaware 19968

An Jazzy Afternoon at Syndey's Located just off of Route 1 near Rehoboth Beach , Delaware Great food and libations in a nice and inviting venue. With Pianist Pete Frassrand, Bassist James B King Jr. and Drummer Nick Costa. Phone: 302- 313-4770 near Rehoboth Beach. FREE Parking Tickets $25 Available via eventbrite.com


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.

Showtime is 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT/11 pm GMT PURCHASE TICKETS VIA InstantSeats.com OR andiemusiklive.com Streaming Tickets Purchase Via andiemusiklive.com

Limited in-person seating: $25 Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required at the door. Masks are optional In-person attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week after the show.

Streaming cost: $15 Link will be revealed 15 mins before the show & will remain active thru April 1

Donations welcome via andiemusiklive.com

Sat, March 26, 7 PM $25 + $1 fee In-person Attendance Sat, March 26, 7 PM $15 + $1 fee


A Great Gatsby Affair

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Cafe Mezzanotte , 760 Ritchie Hwy, Ste N1 , Severna Park, MD 21146

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!