Upcoming Dates

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Copeland’s Famous New Orleans Restaurant
Jazz Brunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
436 N. Rogers Street
Rogers, AR
479-246-9455 [map]
Price: No Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

KUAF SUMMER JAZZ SERIES CONCERT - 3 p.m.
200 NE A St
Bentonville, Ar 72712
U.S.
(479) 286-6500 [map]
Price: Varies
NAJS members purchase tickets here:

Tickets may purchased in any quantity. Discounted ticket purchases apply only to membership status. 

Non-members purchase tickets here:

 

Kenny Washington, a native of New Orleans developed a deep love for music at a very young age. Kenny grew up singing and performing gospel in church. He began performing with the school band, playing saxophone and singing and absorbing various styles of music ranging from traditional and contemporary jazz to classical, rhythm and blues and pop.

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 Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny's free, playful 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. This man is a must-see.

Kenny appeared in Roy Nathanson's off-Broadway production "Fire at Keaton's Bar and Grill," with Elvis Costello and Deborah Harry, in London and New York. Kenny was the featured vocalist at the San Francisco's world famous Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel's "TOP OF THE MARK" for eight years. Most recently, Washington appeared at Walton Arts Center as featured vocalist with the Joe Locke Quartet.

Kenny Washington  will be performing with the Claudia Burson Quartet, with Ben Harris on guitar, Drew Packard on bass, Steve Wilkes on drums and Claudia Burson on piano.


 

DO Nothing 'til You Hear From Me

Kenny Washington (vocal), Jonathan Katz (piano)
Daiki Yasukagawa (bass), Masahiko Osaka (drums)
July 2011 at B Flat, Akasaka, Tokyo


 

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Jazz Brunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
436 N. Rogers Street
Rogers, Arkansas
479-246-9455 [map]
Price: No Cover

 


 

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Jazz Brunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
436 N. Rogers Street
Rogers, AR
479-246-9455 [map]
Price: No Cover

 


 

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Jazz Brunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
436 N. Rogers Street
Rogers, AR
479-246-9455 [map]
Price: No Cover

Ben Harris sits in on guitar this week for Claudia.


 

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

KUAF Summer Jazz Series
KUAF SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES - 7 P.M.
Georges Majestic Lounge
Fayetteville, AR 72701 [map]
Price: Varies according to membership status
NAJS members purchase tickets here:

Tickets may purchased in any quantity. Discounted ticket purchases apply only to membership status. 

Non-members purchase tickets here:

 

This annual favorite showcases N.W. Arkansas’s finest jazz musicians performing original compositions in a variety of ensembles from solos, duos, trios to octets. Expect to hear exciting new music and even world premieres!  

Musicians performing will include: Ben Harris, Drew Packard, Claudia Burson, Matt Smith, Fayetteville Jazz Octet, and many more to be announced.

For ticket, more info and discount offers visit the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society website:  www.digjazz.com

The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society (NAJS) is a non-profit, 501©3, incorporated in the state of Arkansas on June 2, 1992. Our mission is to promote and benefit jazz music as an American art form through education, concert presentation and artist promotion. Proceeds from ticket sales fund our Student Scholarship Program.

For more information contact Robert Ginsburg 479-225-2306 or Robert@digjazz.com


 

 

 

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Jazz Brunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
436 N. Rogers Street
Rogers, AR
479-246-9455 [map]
Price: No Cover


 

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Jazz Brunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
436 N. Rogers Street
Rogers, AR
479-246-9455 [map]
Price: No Cover

Our new release peace is out, and we will have CDs available this Sunday. :-) 


 

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Jazz Brunch - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
436 N. Rogers Street
Rogers, AR
479-246-9455 [map]
Price: No cover, but the food is awesome!

 

Friday, December 11th, 2015

UUFF Winter Concert - Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m.
901 West Cleveland Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
USA
479-521-8422 [map]
Price: $25

If you're looking for some holiday jazz, this is the concert for you! Great acoustics. Really a nice room to hear music in. After the concert, join us for a and wine reception.

This concert is a benefit for the Unitarian Fellowship. Proceeds support various community projects, including a monthly lunch program in collaboration with Southern Hills Homeless Center and Central United Methodist Church of Fayetteville. 


 

 

 

Gigs

Jul 12, 2015
Copeland’s Famous New Orleans Restaurant
Rogers AR
Jul 19, 2015
21c Museum Hotel
Bentonville Ar
Jul 26, 2015
Copeland’s Famous New Orleans Restaurant
Rogers Arkansas
Aug 2, 2015
Copeland's Famous New Orleans Restaurant
Rogers AR
Aug 9, 2015
Copeland's Famous New Orleans Restaurant
Rogers AR

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