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Date:
January 18, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
ArtsPark Amphitheater
Address:
1 N Young Circle
Hollywood, FL 33020
Contact:
954-921-3500
Cost:
FREE
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ArtsPark Live: Kenny Washington

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Celebrate MLK weekend with the sensational Kenny Washington, a jazz vocal virtuoso who thrills audiences with his soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting. Kenny studied music at Xavier University and then spent many years in the US Navy Band performing all over the world. If you have never heard this New Orleans native sing before, get ready for a jaw dropping experience. 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.