Kevin Washington was born in 1975 in Detroit, Michigan to musicians and music scholars Donald and Faye Washington. His musical career began at the age of five with his first performances at the Detroit jazz festival. At 12 Kevin moved to Minneapolis and for college he moved on to New York City to study jazz at the New School. While in New York, Kevin taught rhythm section fundamentals at the Harlem School of the Arts. Kevin’s talents as a drummer and composer have made him a favorite among musicians and students. He has performed with John Coletrane’s last bass player, Reggie Workman, and in Minnesota is best known as the drummer for Cuban pianist virtuoso Nachito Herrera. As a teacher Kevin has helped trained hundreds of young drummers in both New York City and the Twin Cities. He co-leads the group Mississippi.