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


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!


Monthly: Gudell Jazz Sydicate 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 Cirlce'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


No Cover

Sunday, December 15: DC Jazz Jam with Tony Gudell


What an honor!  Tony hosts the popular DC Jazz Jam, 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 the lineup of "Lounge Singers" for the jam's December theme.  Musicians and singers are especially welcomed. 

The Brixton

901 U Street NW, WDC

Sunday, December 15


No Cover



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.