Take a walk "On the Sunnyside of the Street" with jazz vocalist Dawn Lambeth as she delights you with her effervescent renditions of songs from the Swing Era, evoking the bathtub gin of Boardwalk Empire as well as the top hats and tails of the Great Gatsby.  You'll think you've traveled back in time to an old fashioned supper club as you journey from hot swing tunes of the 1920's to romantic ballads of the Big Band Era.

"Her voice is special – a beautiful instrument, lending itself easily to elation or the bittersweet feelings so often found in the songs of the great period – and she brings deep feeling to her music, without ever emoting or overacting. She doesn’t imitate anyone, but the memorable singers we all know resonate through her own singular approach, gentle and unaffected."

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Upcoming shows for 2014 

Some great shows coming up in the next few weeks, starting next Sunday January 26th at the Basin Street Regulars Sunday session.  It'll be a swinging afternoon with a crack team band led by Clint Baker and featuring Carl Sonny Leyland, Marc Caparone, Katie Cavera and Mike Baird.  All the info and more shows here.

Sunday, Monday or Always 

It's always fun when I have an opportunity to add a "forgotten" song to my repertoire, and dust off a beautiful tune that doesn't seem to be performed very much any more.  Over the weekend I performed at a party with a theme of 1943 and in putting together my set list I noticed "Sunday, Monday, or Always" (words by Johnny Burke, music by Jimmy Van Heusen) on the list of hits from that year. … Read more

With the Royal Garden Swing Orchestra 

One of my favorite songs to sing is  "I've Got Beginner's Luck", and I'm hoping for some this weekend! I'm making my debut with the Royal Garden Swing Orchestra - fulfilling a life long dream of singing with a big band!  Three shows, one tonight at D'Anbino and then two tomorrow afternoon at the 37th (if my math is right) Pismo Jazz Jubilee.See my calendar for all the details.... 

"Little" Charlie Baty returns to the Central Coast 

We had so much fun with Charlie last year, we're excited to be bringing him back for another show!Sunday Sep 22 3:00 PMNorth SLO County Concert AssociationTrinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles, CA$20/concert, $55 for season subscriptionFor over 30 years Grammy nominated guitarist “Little” Charlie Baty led the well known and much loved Sacramento based blues group… Read more

Judy and Dawn take you on a Sentimental Journey! 

Join Judy Philbin and I to take a 'Sentimental Journey'!  Backed by an all star group featuring Bob Harway (piano), Adam Levine (guitar), Karl Welz (saxophone), Ken Hustad (bass), and Darrell Voss (drums), we'll be taking a walk down Nostalgia Lane, performing favorites from Route 66 to California Dreamin'.  My first time performing at the beautiful Templeton Performing Arts Center and I… Read more

Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows
  • August 9th, winemaker dinner at Sculpterra Winery 6pm

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