Album of the Week – 07-01-24

John Dokes’ “Our Day” – A Swinging Jazz Masterpiece


John Dokes brings a refreshing vitality to baritone jazz vocals with his new album, “Our Day,” released May 10, 2024, via Swing Theory Entertainment.

With arrangements by David Gibson and featuring the George Gee Swing Orchestra, this album blends classic songs with modern flair.

Tracks like “Fuego” and “Illumination” showcase Dokes’ emotive storytelling and impeccable vocal delivery.

His journey from Lindy Hop champion to accomplished vocalist is reflected in every note, making “Our Day” a must-listen for jazz enthusiasts.

John Dokes – Vocals

Anthony Nelson Jr. – Alto Saxophone

Michael Hashim – Tenor Saxophone

Patience Higgins – Baritone Saxophone

Freddie Hendrix – Trumpet

Andy Gravish – Trumpet

David Gibson – Trombone

Steve Einerson – Piano

Malik McLaurine – Bass

Chris Latona – Drums

Swing Theory Entertainment
Released May 10, 2024

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