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Sharón Clark, Nicki Parrott, Byron Stripling and Chuck Redd

Sharon ClarkNicki ParrottByron StriplingChuck Redd

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. is excited to present an all-star lineup of entertainers in what is sure to be a memorable evening of music and dancing. Seating is available at 8 p.m.and the celebration begins at 9:30 p.m. with music sets until 1 a.m. For more details, visit here. For reservations, call 202-787-6140.

Vocalist Sharón Clark has been dazzling critics and winning over audiences wherever she goes, including recent multiple tours of Russia and upcoming appearances in Europe and Israel. JazzTimes calls her "a revelation." Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival's American Traditions Competition, as well as first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition.

The Washington Times calls vocalist and bassist Nicki Parrott “the most astonishing new jazz musician we have seen in years.” Nicki came to New York in 1994 on an Arts Council grant from her native Australia. In 2000, she began performing every week at the Iridium Jazz Club with legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. She has appeared the world over at major festivals and concert halls.

A spectacular singer and trumpeter with a wide range, beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron Stripling is also the artistic director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and leader of his own quartet. He first appeared with the Boston Pops in 1989, and since then he’s performed with more than 50 different symphonies and pops orchestras around the world. Byron has also performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the GRP All Star Big Band.

D.C. favorite Chuck Redd is an accomplished performer on both drums and vibraphone. Chuck began performing and recording internationally when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also joined the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are 20 European tours and five tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli. Chuck was featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 until 1996.

The band will also feature Chris Grasso, piano; and Lenny Robinson, drums.


New Year’s Eve Celebration will also feature:

  • tray passsed hors d’oeuvres for two
  • Custom designed petit fours for two
  • One bottle of Premium Champagne
  • Party favors

Our New Year’s Eve Celebration will include premium seating in Empress Lounge ($260 per couple) or reserved seating in the adjacent hotel lobby ($200 per couple).

For Lounge and Restaurant reservations, please call +1 202-787-6148 or email

All prices exclude 20% service charge and 10% D.C. sales tax.


Don't want the night to end?
Take advantage of our spectacular views from a deluxe guestroom or spacious suite, both available at a reduced rate. Wake up the next morning and join us for a delicious New Year's Day breakfast buffet in Sou'Wester, an American restaurant with a southern lilt. We'll feature à la carte egg dishes and omelets, specialty meats and freshly baked pastries. Restaurant reservations recommended, call 202-787-6140.

Rates will start at $295.00.
Exclusive of 14.5% tax. Guest must purchase either the New Year's Eve Package or dine in CityZen or Sou'Wester to receive this special rate. Parking rate for overnight guests is $42.

Mandarin Oriental Dining Reservations: 202-787-6140 to purchase package
Mandarin Oriental Room Reservations: 202-787-6140 to purchase overnight rooms


Anticipated Questions

Can I come by myself?
A: Unfortunately, the package can only be purchased for two. If you are on your own, we cannot guarantee seating for you; however, you are welcome to enjoy the festivities from the bar area and purchase drinks from there.

Q: We just want to stop by for a drink. Can we do that without buying a package?
A: Guests are welcome to enter the lounge area, dance and purchase cocktails directly from the bar WITHOUT purchasing the package; however, we cannot guarantee seating.

Q: We are dining that evening in CityZen/Sou'Wester. Can we come to the party afterwards?
A: Yes! Guests dining in CityZen or Sou'Wester will be able to enjoy the party without purchasing the package. Drinks are available for purchase, directly at the bar. Guaranteed seating is available only to guests who purchase the Empress Lounge package, but restaurant patrons will will be given special consideration for any seating that may become available.

Q: Will special room rates be available if we decide to spend the night?
A: Yes! We are offering special rates that start at $295.00, plus tax. Please call 202-787-6140 to purchase overnight rooms.

Q: Is there a fee for valet parking?
A: Yes, we are offering a discounted charge of $9.00 for the evening for guests who purchase the reserved seating package. Please note that this rate applies only to evening guests; the overnight rate is $42.

Q: Are tables only available for two? What if I have a group of 4 or 6?
A: The package can be purchased in increments of two and we will accommodate any size party.

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