Kevin Washington

One of the Twin Cities most versatile musicians, drummer Kevin Washington doesn't stick to the jazz of the past. He takes the music to a new level, often incorporating other genres from Afro-Latin to hip hop and R&B beats.

The son of saxophonist Donald Washington and singer Faye Washington, he grew up in Detroit immersed in learning music and listening to the jazz greats who came before him.

Since moving to the Twin Cities in his teens, Washington continues to capture the spirit of African and African American music, while making it his own. Washington is a drumming instructor at Walker West and works with the student jazz ensembles.