Kenny Washington (musician)

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Kenny Washington
Kenny Washington by Johan Broberg.jpg
Background information
Born (1958-05-29) May 29, 1958 (age 57)
Staten Island, New York
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Drummer

Kenny Washington (born May 29, 1958) is a jazz drummer born in Staten Island, New York.[1]

He grew up in the Stapleton Projects and attended P.S. 14. He studied at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He has worked with many distinguished musicians, including Ronnie Mathews, Lee Konitz, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, George Cables, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Sonny Stitt, James Spaulding, Phil Woods, Bill Charlap, Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, and Tommy Flanagan. He currently plays with Ahmad Jamal, replacing Idris Muhammad. He is not related to bassist Peter Washington who plays with Benny Green and Charlap.


As sideman[edit]

With Bill Charlap

  • All Through The Night (Criss Cross, 1998)
  • ′S Wonderful (Venus Records, 1999)
  • Written in the Stars (Blue Note Records, 2000)
  • Stardust (Blue Note, 2002)
  • Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein (Blue Note, 2004)
  • Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul (Blue Note, 2005)
  • Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2007)

With Lou Donaldson

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Joshua Redman

With Superblue

  • Superblue (Blue Note, 1988)[2]

With Cedar Walton


  1. ^ "Bill Charlap jazz trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington are 'like family'". NY Daily News. 2011-03-22. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  2. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 

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