Tony Gudell, Vocalist

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

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

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

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

Tony Gudell's powerful baritone brings the American Songbook to life in glorious Technicolor.  The Gudell Jazz Syndicate is a collection of the finest jazz musicians in the DMV, offering a variety of American Jazz - from Roaring 1920's Hot Jazz to the sophisticated swing era of the 1940's and '50's.

Whether swinging Rat Pack hits and evoking the smooth styles of Sinatra, Bennett and Torme, or bringing the Prohibition era back to life with the playful riffing of Fats Waller or Cliff Edwards, Tony effortlessly delivers a fun, swanky evening harkening back to the glamorous days of the Great American Supperclubs of the 1940's & 50's or those rousing speakeasies of the 1920's & '30's.

Performing with either a jazz trio, rhythm band, intimate piano, or sweet guitar, Tony and The Syndicate swing those classic and familiar songs by Eubie Blake, the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. 

Swinging Sinatra Standards & Crooning Heartfelt Ballads

Next Up - Come Swing With Me!


Bimonthly: Gudell Jazz Syndicate at Crown & Crow

The Crown And Crow is proud to induct Tony Gudell and his Jazz Syndicate as their official house band!  For the past year, Tony has been a monthly favorite at Logan Circle's casually-swanky Victorian era bar, creating a cool, retro vibe that crowds just can't get enough of.  Now you can catch the Gudell Jazz Syndicate bimonthly-that's twice the swing, twice the swagger and twice the style!  It’s always a fun night with flowing cheer, jazzy tunes, and Rat Pack hits.  Stiff libations, cool standards, and Tony's incomparable style will make your weekend RING-A-DING-DING! 

Crown & Crow

1317 14th Street, NW, WDC

Saturday Nights, 9:00 - Midnight 

March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25

No Cover or Minimum


Tuesday, March 10: Swing Shift Big Band Open Rehearsal


Tony had the distinct honor and pleasure to sing with Swing Shift, DC's Premiere Big Band on New Years Eve! Every month you can join us for a special open rehearsal at Trungo's.  Every time Swing Shift gets together to play, at Blues Alley, Kennedy Center or just to rehearse, it's a party.  Join this outstanding 18 member big band as they play through those great Nelson Riddle and Count Bassie big band arrangements downstairs at Trungo's. Guest musicians are invited to sit in to play and sing with the band so Swing by!

Trungo's (Downstairs) 

2C Loudoun Street, SW, Leesburg, VA

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7:30-9:30 PM

No Cover. No Minimum 


Sunday, April 12: Acadiana POP-Up Easter Brunch with Tony Gudell

Acadiana comes to Foggy Bottom!  On Easter Sunday, join Tony and the band once again and enjoy those old Acadiana brunch specialties you’ve been missing. District Commons will host a special three-course Acadiana brunch menu featuring all the favorites: Bourbon Lemonade, Fried Green Tomatoes, Seafood Gumbo, Eggs Acadiana, Beignets, and more. Tony will be swinging Rat Pack hits and American Songbook standards with his signature charm, swagger, and style. Make your reservations today!

Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020

11:00am - 2:30pm

District Commons, Washington Circle, NW


No Cover

Ala Carte and Prix Fixe Menu Available. 

Reservations Strongly Recommended.



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

Tony now brings his unique vocal styling and lighthearted wit to nightclubs, restaurants, and private events throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Alice's Jazz And Cultural Society, Jojo Restaurant & Bar, Mr. Henry’s, Columbia Station, Arcuri, Acadiana Restaurant, Woman’s National Democratic Club, and Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden.  

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.