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John Dokes

John Dokes is an American vocalist who first came to prominence as a championship lindy hopper in New York. He uses his smooth baritone voice to perform in big band and jazz genres. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs, and jazz standards, John is currently the featured vocalist with the popular big band George Gee’s Swing Jazz Orchestra. His musical influences include Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing and Frank Sinatra.


You know you’re in for an interesting experience in swing from the first notes of this summit pairing of vocalist John Dokes and veteran swing band leader George Gee. You may not recognize the big, brassy introduction to the first tune, but when Dokes enters with his confident baritone and croons a staccato, “If-you-see-me-walkin’-down-the-street,” you’ll recognize the song as being Bacharach-David’s classic “Walk On By.” But instead of trying to challenge Dionne Warwick’s definitive version

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

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