A Tribute to Dinah Washington – with Shenel Johns & The Eyal Vilner Big Band (New York)

Shenel Johns & The Eyal Vilner Big Band (New York)

A new take on the immortal songs of Dinah Washington.

Dinah Washington stylized herself as “The Queen” of blues, and we add “the High Priestess” of gospel. Her massive commercial success is attributed to her ability to combine elements of jazz with more popular styles, such as gospel and Rhythm & Blues.

We bring you a special match-up of American singer Shenel Johns, performing in Israel for the first time, with the Eyal Vilner Big Band from New York. Together they will breathe fresh air into the immortal songs of Dinah Washington.

Shenel Johns is a dynamic performer, with an amazing talent for jazz, blues and gospel. She is a routine performer at coveted New York jazz clubs such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and Blue Note, as well as international venues.

This is a unique production for the Hot Jazz series.


Shenel Johns Vocals
Eyal Vilner Clarinet, Saxophone, Conducting and Musical Management

Show Times:

  • Saturday, February 29th, 2020, 21:00
    Kfar Saba, Beit Sapir
  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020, 21:00
    Jerusalem, Jerusalem Theater
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 21:30
    Herzliya, Zappa Club
  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, 20:30
    Beer Sheva, Mishkan L’Omanuyot Habama
  • Thursday, March 5th, 2020, 21:00
    Tel Aviv, Museum of Arts
  • Friday, March 6th, 2020, 21:30
    Tel Aviv, Museum of Arts
  • Saturday, March 7th, 2020, 21:00
    Haifa, Abba Hushi Center