The informal series of “Concerts with Conversation” at the Tallman Hotel in the winter and spring of each year has become a favorite of Lake County music lovers over the years. Five great Sunday afternoon concerts will headline the Hotel’s fourteenth concert season beginning on January 19.
The series turns to jazz on March 15 when one of the country’s leading male jazz vocalists, Kenny Washington, makes his second appearance in the Tallman series. Recently dubbed “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenny Washington is a jazz virtuoso who thrills audiences with his soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting.
The incomparable jazz guitarist Jeff Massanari will be backing Kenny for the Tallman show. Jeff is one of the most in-demand guitarists in the Bay Area. He has performed with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall and Stern Grove as well as on tour in China. Jeff says, “If you haven’t heard Kenny Washington in concert before, get ready for a jaw-dropping experience. I just love playing with him.”
The Sunday afternoon concerts run from 3:00 to 4:30 in Riffe’s Meeting House next to the Hotel. The venue seats only about 40 people, so people are encouraged to purchase tickets as far in advanced as possible. Tickets at $25 + tax are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/84631670605. Coffee and cookies are served to guests and the Tallman is offering a 10% discount on hotel bookings that weekend for people purchasing concert tickets. More information is available on the Hotel web site or by calling (707) 275-2244 ext. 0.