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

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

October 12, November 9
No Cover


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

(Oren Levine Quintet at 12:30 on Stage 2)

Free Event

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


Sunday, October 20: Oren Levine & Friends at AJACS

Guest vocalist Tony Gudell joins The Oren Levine Trio for an evening of original songs and favorite standards in the finest jazz room in the DMV, Alice's Jazz And Cultural Society.  Oren's most recent album, Making Up For Lost Time, had been nominated for two WAMMIE Awards and is being played on jazz radio stations from Massachusetts to Florida.  This marks Tony's debut at the famed jazz room AJACS, and promises to be a special evening of vocals and instrumentals not to be missed.

Alice's Jazz And Cultural Society

2813 12th Street N.E. WDC

Sunday, October 20

6:00 - 9:00

$10.00 Cover, food and (non-alcoholic) drinks available for purchase

Tickets available at:



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.