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Gudell Jazz Syndicate  Jazz Band from Washington, DC

Will travel up to 65 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 4 Reviews
  • 4 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2019
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Starting at $250 per event

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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 best 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 performing as a jazz trio, big band, intimate piano or guitar, the Gudell Jazz Syndicate swings those classic and familiar songs by Eubie Blake, the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. We can provide and arrange the size of the band and instrumentation to fit your event and budget. An experienced Master of Ceremonies, Tony can also serve as the funny, warm and engaging host to your event. A longtime favorite in the Washington, D.C. theatre scene, Tony has appeared in leading roles at many of the area's top playhouses. Tony now performs with his band, Jazz Syndicate, across the DMV, bringing his unique vocal styling and lighthearted wit to festivals, corporate and private events, and to the areas most iconic jazz clubs & restaurants. 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, hearkening 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. For the past several years Tony has been entertaining audiences at some of the most iconic jazz clubs and music venues in Washington, D.C. In January of 2018 Tony was a featured vocalist for the New Voices series at the historic Capital Hill music venue, Mr. Henry's, which led to a six-month stint as the first vocalist to headline on Saturday nights at the jazz and blues club, Columbia Station in Adams Morgan. For the past three years he had been seen regularly at Acadiana Restaurant's popular Sunday Jazz Brunch. Tony now has a monthly residency at Logan Circle's Victorian era whiskey bar, The Crown & Crow. Other venues include Don't Tell Mamma and Duplex in NYC, the venerable Alice's Jazz And Cultural Society in N.E. DC, Jojo's Restaurnat & Bar on U Street, N.W., The Cello Room @ Arcuri in Georgetown, New Year's Eve at Casolare in Glover Park, French Quarter Brasserie, Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden in Old Town Alexandria, VA., and Woman's National Democratic Club in Washington, DC. "..a multi-layered, heart-warming, intelligent performance." -DC Theatre Scene "Tony's the man. An awesome entertainer from start to finish. A great time, everyone really enjoyed themselves. We can't wait for the next dinner and show! Thanks Tony!" -Adam Hiltebeitel, Owner, Arcuri Cello Room "Tony, I can't thank you and your band enough -- ya sounded great and it really added so much to the a true performer you made the room HOT!" -Chris Van Jura, General Manager, Casolare Restorante + Bar "Tony, we had an amazing time! You are so talented and the genuine way you connect with your audience is enchanting. Looking forward to the next time." -Jason B. Campbell, Greenleaf Health "I was blessed to have the fabulous Tony Gudell join me on my event last night. I called him very last minute and he showed up in his tux (a true pro right there) and sang and made people laugh and dance...Perhaps 'The Greatest Showman' was about Tony?...Tony, thank you for knowing the tunes of the common man." -Jill Paige, Piano and DJ Your Event


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Review by Megan R.

FundraiserReviewed on August 7, 2020From Alexandria, VA

We could not have been happier! We hired them for our speakeasy-themed fundraiser and they truly MADE the event. In addition to being incredibly talented, they were engaging, fun, and invested in our success, truly going above above and beyond to give our attendees a memorable evening. We look forward to working with them many times in the future!

Review by Dawson N.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on October 7, 2019From Washington, DC

Tony Gudell.put his heart and soul into singing a requested song (One More Walk Around The Garden) at my husband's memorial service. He memorized and sang it with such feeling and emotion that it brought tears to the eyes of many congregants. So many people came up to me after the service to say how lovely it was, and it was mostly because of Tony that it was so.

Gudell Jazz Syndicate :

It was a beautiful ceremony and I was honored to have been included. Your choice of readings and music perfectly reflected the love, humor, grace and integrity your husband personified. May you find peace and comfort in the warm memories of your love and in a life well lived.

Review by Friends of Tenth Street Community Park G.

ConcertReviewed on September 10, 2019From Washington, DC

The Tony Gudell Jazz Syndicate has been a popular event at the Tenth Street Community Park for three years running. The groups rousing presentation of jazz and the great American Songbook which encompasses music from the 30’s to the 50’s, as well as old twists on new standards, is a big hit with a diverse crowd of young and old alike. This popular event is a must see in the Blagden Alley/Shaw/LCCA neighborhood each summer.

Gudell Jazz Syndicate :

Thank you so much! Playing your Summer Jazz In The Park Concert series has become a highlight of our summer season. It is a joy seeing the community come together to enjoy an evening of live music and camaraderie. We look forward to next year!

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Song List 

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  • Night And Day | Frank Sinatra
  • Mambo Italiano | Dean Martin
  • Sunday Morning | Maroon 5
  • Too Close For Comfort | Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Girl From Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Mac The Knife | Bobby Darin
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Tony Bennett
  • Route 66 | Nat Cole
  • The Song Is You | Keely Smith
  • You've Got A Friend In Me | Michael Buble

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Past Events

December 31, 2019 • Swing Shift Big Band NYE
Tue8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Leesburg, VA
December 15, 2019 • DC Jazz Jam
Sun6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Washington, DC
November 9, 2019 • Crown & Crow
Sat9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
October 12, 2019 • Crown & Crow
Sat9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Washington, DC
October 12, 2019 • Capitol Hill Jazz Festival
Sat10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Washington, DC
October 5, 2019 • Memorial Service
Sat11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Washington, DC
September 14, 2019 • The Crown & Crow
Sat9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Washington, DC
September 14, 2019 • Fundraiser
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Alexandria, VA
September 4, 2019 • P.J. Clarke's DC
Wed8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Washington, DC
August 25, 2019 • Concert
Sun6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Washington, DC
August 17, 2019 • Crown & Crow
Sat9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Washington, DC
July 21, 2019 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Washington, DC

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