Peggy Duquesnel – Vocals / Piano
Tony Jones – Vocals / Drums
Ron Eschete – Guitar
Luther Hughes– Bass
The ‘S Wonderful Gershwin show features the talents of jazz pianist and vocalist Peggy Duquesnel along with multi-talented jazz vocalist and drummer Tony Jones. Duquesnel and Jones bring fresh vocal and instrumental arrangements to the Gershwin Song Book repertoire with a nod to the duet recordings of “Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong sing Gershwin.”
Duquesnel debuted her solo Gershwin show at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County followed by her trio show at the Jazz at Kitano in New York City. “S’Wonderful Gershwin” show video features her quartet at the Pilsner Room in Irvine with Tony Jones on drums and vocals, Luther Hughes on bass and Ron Eschete on guitar.
Duquesnel has performed and recorded with such notables as Alan Broadbent, Henry Mancini, Pat Boone, Dionne Warwick, Jeff Lorber, Rick Braun and Jimmy Haslip. She has released twelve CDs as a featured artist and is also an accomplished composer, songwriter and arranger.
Jones performs around the world as a singer and drummer in various bands and styles and has performed with artists including Joe Diorio, Charlie Haden, James Newton, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Stephen Bishop. Jones is a master impersonator of Louis Armstrong’s vocal style and Jones’ grandfather, renowned composer Leon Rene, composed the theme song for Louis Armstrong, “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South.”