About Kevin Washington Quintet
Kevin Washington’s stellar skills have been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, however his dedication to drumming began as soon as he could hold the sticks. And with teachers of such excellent caliber like Max Roach and Roy Brooks it was almost impossible for him to go wrong. Born in 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, Kevin moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when he was thirteen where as a teen he played with various bands in the jazz, Latin, funk, reggae and African idioms. To this day Washington proves to be one of the most versatile drummers in the country.
Washington has shared the stage with Brian Lynch, Steve Slagle and Dave Stryker, David ‘Fat Head’ Newman, Rodney Jones and James Carter. He can also be found playing with other great musicians such as Cuban pianist Nachito Herrera, the incomparable members of Jazz is NOW! and vocalist Bruce Henry.
Currently, Kevin teaches at McNally School of Music and provides private instruction at Walker West Academy.