Tony Gudell, Vocalist

A powerful singer who knows how to connect with a song and an audience.

"...a multi-layered, heart-warming, intelligent performance."-DC Theatre Scene


Swinging Sinatra Standards & Crooning Heartfelt Ballads

Next Up - Come Swing With Me!


Monthly: Gudell Jazz Sydicate at Crown & Crow

Join Tony and The Gudell Jazz Syndicate at Logan Cirlce's swanky -yet casual- Victorian era bar, The Crown & Crow. Travel back in time to 1911 in an old London pub - embellished with ornate chandeliers, plush burgundy booth seating, creative libations and local craft beers. Saturday nights will sizzle with swing, swagger and style! Rat Pack hits, cool jazz standards, Latin rhythms and Tony's incomparable style will make your weekend come alive.

Crown & Crow
1317 14th Street, NW, WDC

September 14, October 12, November 9
No Cover


Sunday, August 25: Tunes On Tenth


It’s that time of year again!  We are back at Tenth Street Community Park for their summer outdoor jazz concert series. Bring a lawn blanket or camping chair and treat yourself to one swingin' evening with The Gudell Jazz Syndicate, courtesy of the fabulous Friends of Tenth Street Community Park. Sit back and relax or kick up your heels to Tony swinging the American Songbook with Oren Levine, piano, Gerhard Graml, bass, Paul Jung, drums, and Gabriel Wallace on saxophone. One swinging band that makes music fun and life worth living!

Tenth Street Community Park

1119 10th Street, NW, Sunday, August 25




Saturday, September 14: Tony Gudell & The Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers


Lee-Fendall House hosts Sips & Secrets: A Speakeasy Night,  an exciting fund raiser, celebrating the house’s Prohibition-era history. Enjoy 1920s-style drinks and dance the night away to live, hot prohibition jazz with Tony Gudell & The Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers, playing your favorite hits from the 1920’s and 30’s!

Brush up on your skills to enter our Charleston contest!

Show up in your best flapper or mobster style and win a prize for the best 1920s costume!

Don’t miss out - it will be the bee’s knees!

Lee-Fendall Museum and Garden

614 Oronoco Street

Alexandria, VA 

Saturday, September 14


For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Lee-Fendell House website:


Saturday, October 12: Hillfest Jazz Festival

 Tony is honored to be a part of Hillfest 2019, produced by Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation.  This day-long music festival features local and international jazz musicians, and includes special performances for children at the kid’s stage, food and arts-and-crafts vendors, dancing and so much more.  Tony will join jazz pianist/composer, Oren Levine, performing original songs from Oren's most recent album, Making Up For Lost Time.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and make a day of it! 


Garfield Park

800 Third Street, SE, WDC

Saturday, October 12

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Free Event

For more information or to make a donation, visit the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation website: 



An Audience Favorite for Three Decades


A longtime favorite in the Washington, D.C. theatre scene, Tony has appeared in leading roles at many of the area's top playhouses, including Signature Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Washington Stage Guild, and Studio Theatre. In New York, Tony has performed as a caberet artist at such iconic clubs as Don't Tell Momma and The Duplex.

Stylish Vocals and Sophisticated Wit


Gudell's powerful baritone brings the American Songbook to life in glorious Technicolor.  Tony now brings his unique vocal styling and lighthearted wit to nightclubs, restaurants, and private events throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Jojo Restaurant & Bar, Mr. Henry’s, Columbia Station, Arcuri, Acadiana Restaurant, and Woman’s National Democratic Club.  Whether performing with a jazz trio, big band, or intimate piano, Tony effortlessly delivers a swanky evening, harkening back to the glamorous days of the Great American Supperclubs of the 1940's and '50's.

Book Tony for your next event. Packages can include vocals with solo accompaniment, with piano and upright bass, jazz trio or band. You can contact us at the bottom of this page. 


 Check out this exciting video of Tony performing with different combos.

Video Gallery

Being Green

by Joe Raposa

Tony Gudell with Oren Levine

Recorded Live, July 2017

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

By Frank Loesser

Tony Gudell, Vocals

Peter Edelman, Piano

Salvatore DeRaffele, Bass

Justin Pinkney, Drums

Recorded Live, December 2017

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Tony Gudell, Vocalist

Blagden Alley, Washington, D.C.