"In a city increasingly obsessed with Jazz Age revival, Dandy Wellington stands out as a leader and an icon. The always impeccably-dressed bandleader has a golden voice and uses it equally well as a singer and an emcee"
- Zoë Leverant, Flavorpill
"Appropriately, his name was Dandy Wellington."
- Humans of New York
"Wherever you find him, you can be assured that he’ll be stylish and witty—in short, a true dandy."
- Nadia Chaudhury - Time Out New York
"Jazz Standards gone cool"
-Ericka Goodman - Ebony Magazine
"the charismatic and technicolorful emcee Dandy Wellington"
- Will Friedwald - WSJ
"....you know someone has made it when they have their own cocktail...
- Gabi Porter - Metro Mix
Do you know who Mildred Bailey is? Born in 1907, this Washington State vocalist with the voice of a bell worked with Jazz legend thoughout the 20s, 30s and 40s. She got her start singing small gigs in LA. After seeing her success her brother Al Rinker, travel to LA with his friend Bing Crosby looking for their own work. In 1926 they met and started working with the bandleader Paul Whiteman and three years Mildred was hired as his outfit's first female vocalist. Following great success with the Whiteman Orchestra, she recorded with the Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman's Orchestra, Red Norvo and others into the 40s. She passed in 1951 at age 44.
TURN UP: Here is a NEW SONG I wrote with @RickyAJazz for #DandyWellingtonBand. It's called "FOUR EYES"!! I dedicate it to girls who wear glasses! 🤓TAG a bespectacled friend and spread the love on the #MusicMonday!! 🙏🏾🎩🎈