COME SEE ME LIVE, IT’LL BE A GOOD TIME
For a decade, Don soloed with a small church ensemble called Spirit Sound in Gaithersburg. Then he moved on to the worldwide known, but locally based, a cappella group, The Alexandria Harmonizers. One of a hundred or more men, he sang bass and soloed for seven years.
Since 2015, Don works with the New York Voices, in particular Kim Nazarian and Peter Eldridge and Rosana Eckert, at their summer workshop, to improve his vocal jazz technique. Out of 64 participants.
Don was featured in the workshop’s showcase concert. In addition to participating with the Harmonizers and national jazz vocalists, he strengthens his vocal abilities and musical education by working with local jazz masters Vince Evans and Sara Jones.
Don performs in local DC and Baltimore venues such as Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Center, Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club, Mr. Henry’s, and An die Musik LIVE. His trademark sound pays tribute to jazz legends such as Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstein, and Johnny Hartman.
Sample of my music
DC Metro Theater Arts-January 11, 2020
"A near-capacity crowd hushed as the evening opened with the title song from Nat King Cole’s 1959 album Welcome to the Club. I was immediately impressed that Don Dillingham, the evening’s soloist, brought his own voice to the party rather than attempt to mimic Cole’s iconic vocals. That being said, several of the selections we enjoyed were near ringers for the tunes burned into memory."