Shades of Shirley Horn (Self-Produced) is a heartfelt tribute to the late pianist/singer by vocalist CONIECE WASHINGTON. Horn had a tendency to sing many of her songs at amazing slow tempi, but there was always a swing feeling underneath all that she sang. Washington has the swing feeling, but is less inclined to bring the tempo of her performances to the paces where Horn often went. Her band includes Thad Wilson on trumpet, Carl Carrington on flute, David B. Cole on guitar, Vince Evans on…
Coniece Washington is a Jazz Vocalist and recording artist who captivates her audience with her distinctive Sultry Sweet stylings, comparable to none. Her influences are Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and numerous gospel artists. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Coniece developed her love for music at an early age, singing at her Grandmother’s Church. As a young adult, she served in the US Army and continued expressing her talent and passion for music by performing at various night clubs and venues here in the states and in Germany. She is a trained vocalist and can be seen performing at various venues in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, including Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Twins Jazz, The Carlyle Club, Mr. Henry’s , The Georgetown Ritz Carlton ,Cafe Agape and Westminster Presbyterian Church Friday Night Jazz. Coniece has also performed at the historic Blues Alley, The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival and The Annual Preservation of Jazz Festival. Coniece is a rare talent that will leave you wanting more and more of her gifted voice and presence. Her passion is singing and her goal is to present the Great American Song Book with integrity.