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

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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!

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Monthly: Gudell Jazz Syndicate at Crown & Crow

CHRISTMAS PARTY!! It’s December and we are swinging the season in! Join us for a fabulous Yuletide party with flowing cheer, jazzy tunes and lots of laughs at Logan Circle's casually-swanky 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. It’s a festive holiday party with sizzle, swing, swagger and style. Rat Pack hits, jazzy holiday favorites, cool standards, and Tony's incomparable style will make your weekend RING-A-DING-DING!

Crown & Crow

1317 14th Street, NW, WDC

Saturday, December 7, 2019

9:00-12:00

No Cover

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Tuesday, December 10: Swing Shift with Tony Gudell, Vocalist

 

Tony is thrilled to have been asked to sing with Swing Shift, DC's Premiere Big Band!  Although our upcoming New Year's Eve show is a private event and not open to the general public, 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 Tony and this outstanding 18 piece big band as they play through those great Nelson Riddle and Count Bassie big band arrangements downstairs at Trungo's. In the second set we invite guest musicians to sit in to play and sing with the band! Swing by!

Trungo's (Downstairs) 

2C Loudoun Street, SW, Leesburg, VA

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:30-9:30 PM

No Cover. No Minimum 

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Sunday, December 15: DC Jazz Jam with Tony Gudell

 

What an honor!  Tony hosts the popular DC Jazz Jam as this month's Monthly Master.  Now in it's tenth year, this no-cover jazz jam session happens every Sunday evening from 6:30-9:30 in the heart of Washington DC's historic U Street jazz corridor - welcoming musicians and appreciators alike!  Tony joins this month's weekly lineup of hosts for the jam's December theme, "Vocal Lounge."  This hip hangout boasts a British-style restaurant & pub with delicious food, drink and atmosphere.  Musicians and singers are especially welcomed. 

The Brixton

901 U Street NW, WDC

Sunday, December 15

6:30-9:30

No Cover

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Saturday, February 29: JoJo's Saturday Singer's Spotlight: Tony Gudell

JoJo's, U Street's premier live jazz club, is proud to present vocalist Tony Gudell in his first headline slot at this acclaimed  DC jazz institution.  The Saturday Singer's Spotlight is an exciting DC jazz tradition, featuring the best the metro area has to offer.  Join Tony as he Swings Ratpack Hits and American Songbook Favorites at this venerable jazz room, restaurant and bar.  Dynamic pianist, Chris Stiles joins Tony, along with Gerhard Graml on bass and Eric Tapper on percussions.  

JoJo's Restaurant & Bar

1518 U Street NW, WDC

Saturday, February 29, 2020

9:30 PM - 1:00 AM

AT HOME ON ANY STAGE

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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

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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. 

ALWAYS A SWINGIN' NIGHT!

 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.

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