"a must see show!"

Will Donato is one of music’s most dynamic performers, gifted with the ability to bond and connect with his audiences. In recent concert events, Will has headlined or shared the stage as a special guest at the Blue Note in New York City, The Seabreeze Jazz Festival, The Algarve Groove International Jazz Festival in Portugal, The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, Humphrey's By The Bay, The Capital Jazz Cruise, Rick Braun's New Year's Eve, The Low Country Land & Sea Festival, and Manitoba, Canada Summer Concerts.

Will has performed with some of the best known musicians of the genre, namely Al McKay of Earth Wind and Fire, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power, Steve Reid of The Rippingtons, Steve Oliver, Greg Karukas and Nick Colionne. He also fronted Steve Reid’s Bamboo Forest for four years. He has worked outside the groove jazz genre as well, most notably with Gerald Levert, Toni Childs, and pop star Richard Marx. Will can also be heard on the number one contemporary legacy hit from Steve Oliver, “High Noon”, as well as on the sound soundtracks from several movie scores including Thelma and Louise, The Wedding Planner, Under the Boardwalk, and No Man’s Land.

Watch for Will's upcoming summer 2017 release, SUPERSONIC, featuring some of the best musical artists in Groove Music and Contemporary Jazz.  Will Donato was quoted by NewJazz.com as "A Must See Show!”

notable past performances

The Blue Note - New York, NY
Seabreeze Jazz Festival - Panama City Beach, FL
Algarve Groove International Jazz Festival - Portugal
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE
The Capital Jazz Cruise - Bermuda
Rick Braun's New Year's Eve - Tucson, AZ
The Low Country Land & Sea Festival - Charleston, SC
Summer Concerts Series - Manitoba, Canada
Humphreys By The Bay - San Diego, CA
Smooth Jazz for Scholars - Milford, CT
KSBR 88.5 Birthday Bash - Orange County, CA

performance videos

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