Lemon Wire Review July 26,2019 


Coniece Washington sings homage to a legend on “Shades of Shirley Horn” 
By Dodie Miller-Gould - July 24, 20190 
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Shirley Horn – – for newer or younger jazz fans, her name might be less recognizable. However, vocalist Coniece Washington is working to change that with her latest release, “Shades of Shirley Horn.” 

Released in the spring of 2019, “Shades of Shirley Horn” finds Washington singing some of the songs that made Horn a household name for a time. “Shades of…

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Jersey Jazz June 2019 

Jersey Jazz 
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…

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Bebop Spoken Here UK Review 

Bebop Spoken There 
Spike Wells: " No, I didn't go to music school. I'm self taught - with a little help from Philly Joe Jones." - (Jazzwise July 2019). 
Daily: July 6 - October 27 
Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm…

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The jazz page 

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The Jazz Page 6/19/19

Shades of Shirley Horn is singer Coniece Washington’s wonderful tribute to the late, great singer-pianist Shirley Horn. Washington, who possesses an elegant voice and clarity of delivery, deftly takes on many of songs most associated with Horn. Some fantastic musicians back the vocals on the effort, including pianist Vince Evans, bassist Wes Biles, trumpeter Thad Wilson, guitarist David B. Cole, flutist Carl Carrington, and percussionist Kevin Kojo Prince. Poet Seth…

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Jazz2Love review 6-2-19 

Album Review: Shades of Shirley Horm from Coniece Washington 
Album:  Shades of Shirley Horn 

Artist:  Coniece Washington 

Label:  Self-Releassed 

Website:  https://www.coniecewashington.com/ 

Shades of Shirley Horn is blues vocalist Coniece Washington's tribute to the iconic jazz vocalist Shirley Horn.  The collection of 12 tracks was chosen as a loving memorial to Horn and her repertoire, which features a number of timeless classics from the Great American Songbook.  Washington canvasses Horn's catalog…

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Audiophile Review New Music For May 31, 2019 By Paul Wilson 

Overall: 8.5 / 10 Sonics:  8/10 

Coniece Washington - "Shades of Shirley Horn" - Self Released 


Not five minutes into the review from the new release from Coniece Washington I believe, if I remember correctly, I actually said "wow" out loud. Why? Simple. I find Washington to have a stellar voice and one that can be listened to for a long time. Her style is straight ahead, traditional jazz. Her lofty influences include Sara Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and of course, the CD's namesake…

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In a Blue Mood Ron Weinstock's Cd Review 

Coniece Washington 
Shades of Shirley Horn 

Poet Seth Washington provides a narration that provides an overview of Shirley Horn, a Washington DC musical icon. It opens vocalist Coniece Washington's rendition of "Here's To Life," one of Shirley Horn's most famous songs that opens her tribute to Horn. Horn touched her "the first time I heard Shirley Horn sing, I fell in love with her groove and elegance. Due to my military service I never had the opportunity to attend one of her shows but I…

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Glide Magazine Shades of Shirley Horn Review 

May 25, 2019 by Jim Hynes in Album Reviews, Reviews No Comments 

Shades of Shirley Horn represents a lifelong dream of sorts for D.C.-based vocalist Coniece Washington, who grew up with Horn and other female jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billy Holiday and Carmen McRae as her main influences.  Of course, Horn was one of the major jazz talents that hailed…

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NACC Chart Rating May 2019 



My CD Shades of Shirley Horn hit the Top 5 Jazz Adds Chart at NACC tied at #4
Top 5 Jazz Adds 
Rated in the Top 5

Shades Of Shirley Horn 


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#CD is # 16 as of 6/8/19.

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by: Coniece Washington 

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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.

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Coniece Returns to Westminster Friday Night Jazz to present An Evening of Magical Melodies with Pianist Pete Frassrand, Bassist David Marsh, Drummer Greg Holloway, Trumpeter Thad Wilson and Percussionist Earl Freeman. Admission $10.00 Pay At Door. Free Church Parking Lot and Off Street Parking