Gudell Jazz Syndicate

Jazz Band from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 65 miles
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4 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2019
BOOKED 56 days ago

$250 - $1700 per event
About
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 room...like 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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Responds quickly to client requests

Memorial Service

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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.

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Gudell Jazz Syndicate ’s Response:

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.

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Concert

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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.

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Gudell Jazz Syndicate ’s Response:

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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Wedding Ceremony

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OMG. When we saw Tony sing for the first time, we knew he was perfect for our special occasion. The music was beautiful, and the singing--Wow! They made "At Last" and "Oh, Promise Me" their own. Our day was blessed because of their wonderful music. Especially "At Last," we are together At Last.

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Gudell Jazz Syndicate ’s Response:

It was our honor to help make your special day even more memorable. Thank you for the opportunity. We wish you many happy years of love, health, laughter and prosperity! Sincerely, Tony Gudell

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Dec
15
DC Jazz Jam
Washington, DC
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Dec
31
Swing Shift Big Band NYE
Leesburg, VA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Nov
9
Crown & Crow
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Oct
12
Crown & Crow
Washington, DC
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Oct
12
Capitol Hill Jazz Festival
Washington, DC
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2019
Oct
5
Memorial Service
Washington, DC
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2019
Sep
14
The Crown & Crow
Washington, DC
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Sep
14
Fundraiser
Alexandria, VA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Sep
4
P.J. Clarke's DC
Washington, DC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Aug
25
Concert
Washington, DC
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Aug
17
Crown & Crow
Washington, DC
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Jul
21
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jul
13
Crown & Crow
Washington, DC
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2019
Jun
16
Acadiana Pop-Up Brunch @ District Commons
Washington, DC
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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
Jazz Band
Swing Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Gudell Jazz Syndicate will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro.
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