ACA Annual Meeting & Toni Lynn Washington Celebration

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Join us for our Annual Meeting 2020!

Sunday, December 6, 6:30-7:30PM (Virtual)


To reflect on the events of 2020, to share highlights of our ongoing work to transform lives and build community through the arts, and to celebrate the support of those who make it all possible.

This event will also feature an interview with legendary jazz vocalist Toni Lynn Washington while also celebrating Toni Lynn’s 84th birthday that evening! Exploring her fascinating life and career, the interview will be led by Holly Harris, host of Spinning the Blues on WUMB, 91.9FM.

And be sure to save the date for Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 7:00pm, where ACA will premiere a FREE special Valentine’s Day performance by Toni Lynn Washington & Friends! A local and national treasure, Ms. Washington is acclaimed for her singing of originals, jazz standards, blues, and Motown covers that communicate joy and passion to her audiences.


ACA is proud to be presenting this free public event in collaboration with Margo Cooper and Arlington Community Media!

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Photo Credit: Margo Cooper, Toni Lynn Washington, and Eddie Scheer

About Toni Lynn Washington

Toni Lynn Washington was still in her teens when she started singing with the Hopeton Johnson Jazz Quartet at Louie’s Lounge in Roxbury and soon thereafter other blues and jazz clubs around the country. She recorded her first Billboard charts song, Dear Diary, for the Kon-Ti label, in 1966. Her career has taken her to Japan and Southeast Asia and includes gigs with groups like Sound 70 and Sisters Love, founded by former members of Ray Charles’ back-up singers, the Raelettes. Locally, Ms. Washington has sung with the Saint John’s Missionary Gospel Chorus and the Boston Baked Blues Band as well as the Toni Lynn Washington Band. She has recorded three CDs on the Tone-Cool label and most recently I Wanna Dance on Diane Blue’s label, Regina Royal Records.