Kenny Washington (musician)

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Kenny Washington
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Background information
Born (1958-05-29) May 29, 1958 (age 61)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.

Kenny Washington (born May 29, 1958) is an American jazz drummer born in Staten Island, New York.[1] His brother is bassist Reggie Washington.

He grew up in the Stapleton Projects and attended P.S. 14. He studied at The High School of Music & Art, graduating in 1976. He has worked with Ronnie Mathews, Lee Konitz, Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, George Cables, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Stitt, James Spaulding, Phil Woods, Bill Charlap, Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, and Tommy Flanagan.


As sideman[edit]

With Ruby Braff

  • 2000 Cape Codfather
  • 2000 In the Wee, Small Hours in London and New York
  • 2001 Music for the Still of the Night

With Joshua Breakstone

With Kenny Burrell

With Benny Carter

With Bill Charlap

  • 1998 All Through the Night (Criss Cross)
  • 2000 Written in the Stars (Blue Note)
  • 2002 S'Wonderful (Venus)
  • 2002 Stardust (Blue Note)
  • 2004 Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein (Blue Note)
  • 2005 Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul (Blue Note, 2005)
  • 2007 Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2007)
  • 2015 The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett/Bill Charlap
  • 2016 Notes from New York

With Teddy Edwards and Houston Person

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Benny Green

With Buck Hill

With Plas Johnson and Red Holloway

With Randy Johnston

With Etta Jones

With Lee Konitz

With Jimmy McGriff

With Jane Monheit

  • 2002 In the Sun
  • 2003 Live at the Rainbow Room

With Mingus Dynasty

  • 1984 Live at the Village Vanguard
  • 1988 Mingus' Sounds of Love
  • 1997 Reincarnation

With Ralph Moore

With David "Fathead" Newman

With Hod O'Brien

  • 1990 Ridin' High
  • 1998 So That's How It Is
  • 2005 Live at Blues Alley: First Set
  • 2006 Live at Blues Alley: Second Set
  • 2007 Live at Blues Alley: Third Set

With Houston Person

With Melvin Rhyne

  • 1991 The Legend
  • 1993 Boss Organ
  • 1996 Mel's Spell
  • 1997 Stick to the Kick
  • 1999 Kojo
  • 2000 Classmasters
  • 2004 Tomorrow Yesterday Today

With Wallace Roney

With Charlie Rouse

With Randy Sandke

  • 1998 Awakening
  • 2003 Cliffhanger
  • 2006 The Subway Ballet

With James Spaulding

With Larry Willis

With Michael Weiss

  • Presenting Michael Weiss (Criss Cross, 1986)

With others


  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. ^ "Kenny Washington | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

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