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Toni Lynn Washington & Friends Performance

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Join us for our an end-of-summer performance with


Toni Lynn Washington & Friends!

Sunday, September 19 at 3pm

on the lawn of Jason Russell House, Arlington, MA


Join us for a FREE outdoor performance byToni 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.

Toni Lynn Washington - Vocals

Sax Gordon and Mario Perrett - Saxophones

Mike Williams - Guitar

Steve Monahan - Bass

Eddie Scheer - Drums

w/ a special introduction from Holly Harris -- host of WUMB's Spinning the Blues!


  • Audience members will be required to wear masks.

  • Attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets. This is an open outdoor space without seating.

  • Attendees who bring food and drink with them should be prepared to remove all trash they bring with them. No trash receptacles will be provided.

  • Advance Registration is recommended for event updates and communication.

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.

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